[Ardour-Dev] Licensing and enforced payments

John Rigg arddev at sound-man.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 06:49:08 PST 2009

 On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 01:20:52PM +0100, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:52:16AM -0000, John Emmas wrote:
> > Nobody has yet shown how SVN access is governed by GPL.  IMHO, making a
> > (one-off - and SMALL) charge for SVN access - despite its unpopularity - is
> > a near-perfect scheme with few disadvantages that can't be readily overcome.
> The only people who will pay then are the geeks
> that use SVN access. No serious 'business' user
> is ever going to do that. There could be the 
> odd exception of a studio owner also being a
> Linux guru and preferring to live on the edge.
> But for most it would be pure *madness*.
> Such a user wants a stable release, and be able
> to install it by inserting a DVD and do a few
> mouse clicks. He wants the thing to work without 
> having to upgrade or even know about obscure
> things like compilers, autotools, scons, and a
> zillion libraries. He wants a telephone number
> where he can find support if things go wrong.
True. Many of the suggestions in this thread show a blissful
ignorance of how the pro audio *business* actually works.
Considering Ardour's intended purpose, that's a little

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