Should Qsampler be dropped from Ubuntu archives?

aaron fact50 at
Wed Nov 28 02:33:18 GMT 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 5:39 AM, Toma <tomhaste at> wrote:
> Maybe Im not too knowledgable on this, but the linuxsampler FAQ goes
> into great lengths to say its open source and friendly.
> [*] LinuxSampler is licensed under the GNU GPL license with the
> exception that USAGE of the souce code, libraries and applications FOR
> written permission by the LinuxSampler authors. If you have questions
> on the subject, that are not yet covered by the FAQ, please contact
> us.

Sounds to me like a direct violation of Freedom 0, "The freedom to run
the program, for any purpose"

Some explication from
"The freedom to run the program means the freedom for any kind of
person or organization to use it on any kind of computer system, for
any kind of overall job and purpose, without being required to
communicate about it with the developer or any other specific entity.
In this freedom, it is the user's purpose that matters, not the
developer's purpose; you as a user are free to run a program for your
purposes, and if you distribute it to someone else, she is then free
to run it for her purposes, but you are not entitled to impose your
purposes on her. "

Granted, I've not read up on the LinuxSampler FAQ, but why this can't
be considered free software seems kinda blatant to me from what you've


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