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

ttoine ttoine at ttoine.net
Thu Feb 13 09:24:34 UTC 2014

2014-02-13 9:53 GMT+01:00 Kaj Ailomaa <zequence at mousike.me>:

> 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?

This not clear: libgig is on GPL, but if you read their FAQ, the developer
has the right on it, but not to put it in GPL. Second bad point is
linuxsampler, in GPL with commercial restriction. This is a serious licence
issue. They should use instead CC-by-nc or something like that. I think
that is why it is not available in Debian, even in a non free repo. For
that, the licence has to be free.

In the past, I worked a lot on the packaging of alsa-firmware so it could
be integrated and distributed by Ubuntu and Debian. At first we had to put
it in Medibuntu. The main problem was that many licences were not available
in sources, So with a few other at this time, we contacted vendors, read
their websites, browse driver files, and more, to find all licences. Once
done, packagers agreed to work on it for Ubuntu.

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