Re: Bug#328121: Linuxsampler license
I have contacted the author and am waiting to see whether he will change
the license. If not then we will either remove or move it to non-free.
On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 10:50:12AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 08:03:46AM +0300, Harri J?rvi wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 16:26:15 +0200, G?ran Weinholt wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 05:54:35PM +0300, Harri J?rvi wrote:
> > > > In addition there's a conflict between linuxsampler's aim to be an
> > > > opensource software, and the license used. Restricting commercial use
> > > > makes the software nonopensource by OSI definition and nonfree by Free
> > > > Software Foundation's Free Software definition.
> > >
> > > I think upstream only meant to make it clear to developers of
> > > proprietary software that they need to ask for a special license if
> > > they don't want to follow the GPL.
> > I wish it was so, but this is written on the project home page
> > at <http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html>:
> > "License
> > LinuxSampler is licensed under the GNU GPL license with the exception
> > that COMMERCIAL USE of the souce code, libraries and applications is
> > NOT ALLOWED without prior written permission by the LinuxSampler
> > authors. If you have questions on the subject please contact us."
> That is indeed non-free and fails DFSG #6, the package cannot be in main, but
> could be in non-free maybe.
> Sven Luther
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