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

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Feb 13 09:07:48 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-02-13 at 09:53 +0100, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014, at 03:28 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> Based on what fact?

Didn't you read the complete mail? You at least didn't quote the
important part:

>From Paul Davis during a discussion on [LAD]:   
> 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.

You might know about the Linux guru who add a joke to the GPL, similar
to "only use for good, not for evil", this became a serious issue, it's
simply not allowed to add restrictions to the GPL.

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