[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Jan 21 21:22:59 PST 2009

John Rigg wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:45:29AM +0700, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As the original thread is attempting to be a location for ideas to be 
>> posted and discussion is suggested to take place on a separate thread 
>> lets start up this discussion here:
>> 8: Paid for SVN
>> 9: Paid License to: disable crippled interface, Get access to more 
>> features, Disable RSS ticker
> How does a paid license square with the GPL?
> The only way I can see of enforcing payment to disable the crippled
> interface etc. is to deny access to the source code.

Well in a binary release that is for example provided for mac users that 
cannot compile their own software that would not be a problem. If they 
were able to compile it then they would be able to disable the License 
code. If they are not able to compile it then they should pay for a 
License to get access to whatever the License enables/disables.


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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