Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Gentoo users?
From: Daniel James (daniel_AT_mondodesigno.com)
Date: Wed Dec 18 2002 - 11:51:44 EET
> >>Just wondering if you know the project leader, head developer... of
> >>Ardour has specifically requested that only daily updated cvs builds be
> >>made until an official release.
> > I don't think that's quite what Paul said. I think he said that *he*
> > wasn't making tarballs or RPM's available, not that other people
> > shouldn't
> You have confused my words. What is different?
You seemed to imply that *only* CVS or daily tarball updates were acceptable,
while I was pointing out the responsibility of any third party who makes a
binary version to support that binary - rather than expecting Paul to. While
Paul clearly *prefers* people to use the CVS version, I don't see any text on
the Ardour site banning binary redistribution.
> He has also made it very
> clear that he is not happy with ditros packaging the product at this
> point in time.
Although I don't think it says this on the Ardour site, that seems reasonable
given that it's clearly not ready for production use by the average user. As
Paul doesn't distribute Ardour binaries I don't think he is obliged under the
GPL to make the source code of the project available to distros. I expect he
could even use copyright to prevent binary distribution if he wished.
> That wouldn't be a problem if Paul hadn't already asked numerous high
> profile distributors not to make them available yet.
Are there any distros distributing Ardour binaries, other than the specialist
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