[Ardour-Dev] VST and binaries

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Mar 8 07:35:55 PST 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 15:09 +0000, John Emmas wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Edgar Aichinger" <edogawa at aon.at>
> Subject: Re: [Ardour-Dev] VST and binaries
> >
> > As far as I understood it, the GPL urges you to deliver all used
> > source files on request, which conflicts with the "you must not
> > spread the SDK sources" part of the SDK license.
> >
> > Maybe someone else can explain better...
> >
> That's exactly where I'm confused too.  The VST agreement appears to
> restrict distribution of the sources, rather than the resultant binaries.

you are violating Ardour's license, not the VST license. Ardour's
license says that you must be able to supply all the source used to any
recipient of the binary; the VST license says that you cannot provide
the VST source code to that person. Ergo, you are violating Ardour's

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