Should Qsampler be dropped from Ubuntu archives?

Luis de Bethencourt bethencourt at
Wed Nov 28 14:54:00 GMT 2007

Yvan, I appreciate your contribution.


On Nov 28, 2007 3:44 PM, Yvan Vander Sanden <yvan at> wrote:
> Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> > If you say it is so close to gpl... Why don't they license it gpl or
> > any other known license with a foundation behind?
> >
> > When a linuxsampler developer gives me a valid purpose I will start
> > agreeing with them. Or they license it gpl or any other free license
> > for that matter, we will ship it by default.
> >
> > For now, they have their own license, which is never cool. And that
> > license has ambiguos terms as you mention, that can be taken to be
> > very free or dictatorship. As a contributor to a distro that deploys
> > software to a _LOT_ of people. I can't take the risk of
> > misinterpreting a license, and breaking it, or even worse, making the
> > users break it.
> >
> > Not talking about you, Yvan, but most end users don't care about
> > licenses. So we have to care for us and for them. Sadly enough, free
> > software development isn't excempt of a lot of legal issues (which are
> > boring and tedious).
> >
> I agree. It is a sound reason to refuse software if it's not GPL. I was
> only worried because I thought there was a misinterpretation, and a
> judgment made for the wrong reasons could polarize people. As a final
> point I'd like to mention i don't use samplers myself. So it doesn't
> have anything to do with my personal preferences.
> Regards,
> yvan
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