[ubuntu-studio-devel] What should be included by default in Trusty?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Feb 13 02:28:24 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-02-12 at 23:50 +0100, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing preventing adding
> linux-sampler to a non-free repo, just as one can add things like
> flashplayer and nvidia drivers.

You're mistaken. There is difference between non-free and a _violated_
GPL2. The linuxsampler license seems to be illegal.

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From: Paul Davis
To: Dominique Michel
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Subject: Re: [LAD] io GNU/Linux LiveDVD/USB ... 64-bit iso up :)
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:08:23 -0500

On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Dominique Michel
<dominique.michel at vtxnet.ch> wrote:
In gentoo, we have another politic with the licences. The free
licence are accepted by portage by default, and for the other licences,
the user must accept them on a per package basis. For linuxsampler,
considered as GPL2, as stated into the source code.
It isn't clear that linuxsampler's license is legal. They use the GPL2
and then add restrictions, which is prohibited by the GPL. It may or may
not affect the license, but either way it is a wierd situation.

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