Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: distorting Linuxsampler

From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Thu Apr 20 2006 - 19:08:33 EEST

On Thursday 20 April 2006 11:03, Dave Phillips wrote:
>Frank Barknecht wrote:
>>According to their words: "COMMERCIAL USE of the souce code,
>> libraries and applications is NOT ALLOWED without prior written
>> permission by the LinuxSampler authors" no professional musician is
>> allowed to use LinuxSampler except with a written permission.
>
>Frank, where did you get this text ? It's not the text I quoted from
> the LS README :
>
>"The LinuxSampler library (liblinuxsampler) and its applications are
>distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (see
>COPYING file), but with the EXCEPTION that they may NOT be used in
>COMMERCIAL software or hardware products without prior written
>authorization by the authors."

Its my understanding of the GPL that you CANNOT apply additional
restrictions and still call it "GPL".

I'd suggest they consult with an attorney before they write such
foolery.

>This is from recent CVS sources.
>
>Best,
>
>dp

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