Should Qsampler be dropped from Ubuntu archives?

ttoine at ttoine at
Thu Nov 29 08:25:08 GMT 2007

I agree with Cory.

However, think that you can compare this discussion with the licence of
Mysql, wich is GPL if the application is non commercial or GPL, and they
have a possibility to make a commercial licence for closed source
software using their librairies. It is quite the same problematic, and
ofr what I know, mysql is in Ubuntu (for lamp servers)

So waiting for a statement of linuxsampler team is a good thing, but
imho we can package and distribute linuxsampler in Ubuntu.


Yvan Vander Sanden a écrit :
> 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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