Should Qsampler be dropped from Ubuntu archives?

Luis de Bethencourt bethencourt at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 08:43:42 GMT 2007


Let me use a simile...

When a teenager has to tell his mom and as for permission for all that
he does outside of home, is he free?

Luis de Bethencourt

On Nov 28, 2007 3:33 AM, aaron <fact50 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2007 5:39 AM, Toma <tomhaste at gmail.com> 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
> > COMMERCIAL HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PRODUCTS IS NOT ALLOWED  without prior
> > 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 http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> "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
> quoted.
>
> -aaron
>
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