[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

Quentin Harley qharley at wbs.co.za
Mon Jan 19 22:22:33 PST 2009

Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> There are many compromises in life and when you've got to choose 
> between your kids education, retirement and health insurance among 
> other things compared to the self absorbed feelings of a few rowdy 
> Linux users the choice is fairly simple.

That I understand all too well

The message is clear.  We need more money to flow into the project.  We 
just need to make sure we don't cause more problems.   If Ardour becomes 
a "pay for features" locked product, what will the status of Ardour be 
in the free Linux distributions.  Would they be able to include it in a 
usable form without paying unit royalties the the Ardour foundation?  If 
not, it will be excluded from those distributions.  The exposure Ardour 
got because of these will be lost.

I agree about the money, just not the how at the moment...

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