Re: Generating VST headers
>>I've downloaded the VST development kit from the Steinberg site, and
>>accepted the use conditions. Then I've built the fst package (as you
>>would compile any other VST plugin using the Steinberg development
>>kit) and uploaded it to non-free. From my understanding this is
>>perfectly legal, as is legal to distribute VST plugins compiled with
>>the VST SDK.
JSP> Read the first paragraphs in Paul Davis' message at
JSP> It's pretty clear.
JSP> Steinberg's license allows you to do that. GPL doesn't.
I didn't know about this thread, thanks for the pointer. Apparently it
seems that is some way to solve the legal puzzle, see:
I do not fully understand what should be done, however I think would
worth trying, and I can help in that (e.g. by contacting the involved
Is there somebody on this list able to expose in simple what could be
JSP> Oh no, it's depending on LASH. I'm afraid you didn't get it. I read
JSP> through their mail archives (fst archives), Paul Davis (co-author)
JSP> argued LASH dependency was enough reason to not grant exceptions nor
JSP> allow binary distributions.
>>Mmmh, I'm not sure to get this point, please would you elaborate?
JSP> Ok, that comment was from Thomas Vecchione, not Paul Davis. If you
JSP> follow that thread you'll find it.
JSP> The matter is if Torben and Paul grant GPL exceptions then my program
JSP> could distribute the binary VST plugin. This doesn't apply to current
JSP> fst, because of the extra dependency on lash. Their authors would have
JSP> to grant GPL exceptions too.
We could try to contact them and expose the matter, what do you think?
JSP> By the way, my program doesn't use LASH so that reason doesn't apply.
JSP> Got no answer from them.
JSP> So, if you succeed in this point, please let me know :)
Again, if it's possible, I'd be glad to help somehow..