[PlanetCCRMA] Audiophile 192 and others

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Nov 17 16:15:02 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 15:58 -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On 11/17/05, Luis Garrido <luisgarrido@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > <EDITORIAL RANT> On GPL, I've decided I'm not happy that the current
> > > licenses do not protect the work of tester like myself in a manner
> > > that is consistent with the developer's protection. Clearly there has
> >
> > Hey, Mark.
> >
> > I think your work is protected since the developers cannot prevent
> > anyone with the skill and the interest to take the last GPLd LS
> > sources and carry on with the project in a GPL fashion (this is called
> > a fork).
> >
> > Hope this cheers you up :)
> >
> > Luis
> >
> Luis,
>    Yes, this I knew. Unfortunately I am not a programmer, but on the
> positive side I hadn't done much work since the time the license
> change was added so most of my work is embodied in the GPL'ed version.
>    Even with that positive spin on things I'm still very disappointed
> that the future for that program is not so bright. Ending up with two
> versions, on GPL'ed and one not isn't a great outcome, and getting to
> that point depend on finding another set of talented developers that
> want to work on this technology. This is not so easy as I'm sure you
> are aware.

I guess it is not so easy, but not impossible either. If they choose to
keep it "open-source-but-not-so-open-source" then a fork would be the
right answer. It has happened before to other projects, and usually what
happens is a gpl fork of the last truly gpl source. 

Not good news...
-- Fernando