license & soundfont
tsmithe at ubuntu.com
Sun Apr 6 21:15:03 BST 2008
On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 8:41 PM, <hollunder at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Apr 2008 18:57:49 +0100
> "Toby Smithe" <tsmithe at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM, <hollunder at gmx.at> wrote:
> > > What license must a soundfont be under to make it possible for you
> > > to integrate it?
> > Any free distribution licence is fine. For instance, I recommended the
> > Fluid SoundFont be MIT licensed, mainly because it was closest to what
> > the upstream had envisaged as "Public Domain, but please include a
> > copyright notice".
> GPL would probably also be an option.
> It's inconvenient that the cc licenses are not approved by debian, the
> possibility to choose some terms would have been nice.
> I guess a cc licensed soundfont couldn't get included?
GPL is certainly an option. I only suggested MIT as that's the one
that has been used before :-)
I'm not sure about the status of CC licences; I'm sure they're free
enough to be included, though how Debian's stance is and affects us is
unclear. If you're really keen, you could e-mail debian-legal and ask.
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