Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] New software synthesizer for Linux (free under GPL v. 2)
From: Frank Barknecht (barknech_AT_ph-cip.uni-koeln.de)
Date: Wed Sep 25 2002 - 17:14:26 EEST
Steve Harris hat gesagt: // Steve Harris wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 12:43:26 +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > > "If you want to use this program to make music that is against God and
> > > Jesus (like HeavyMetal, NewAge,..) STOP and think that you'll be judged
> > Now, seriously: Obviously this is not against the GPL, because it
> > doesn't hinder you in any way to use the software for devilish
> > purposes or give it away to a heavy metal freak, it just wants you to
> > think about, what you're doing by this.
> I would imagine that would only encourage producers of hevay metal and so,
> its kind of the point, right? Rebellion and all that.
White Metal anyone?
> It is however slighty offensive to the aprox. 70% (and growing) of the
> worlds population who are not christian.
> c.f. http://www.religioustolerance.org/
Yes, I think the same, but I also think, that this is Paul's thing.
Somehow it even sounds like a joke, but my religious tolerance
prohibits that I say this aloud.
> I wonder how people would react if a scientologist produced a softwynth
> and said she only wanted it to be used by operating thetans ;) I don't
> view it any differently myself.
I wonder how people would react if an open source collective would
write an O.S. web browser, that must not be exported to Cuba?
(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
If I wouldn't like that my software is used by scientologists or
New-Age-prophets, I think I could say so, as long as I'd still allow
that use. So in this regard I have no problem with Paul's statement.
I'm not religious at all, though, and I would never ever make music
that praised the Lord or Jesus or Shiva or Gaia or anyone else in this
bunch, although I'm quite impressed with some religous music from Bach
to the Beach Boys.
So I didn't download zynaddsubfx, it looks similar to SSM anyway.
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