[Ardour-Users] Could this solve Ardour's financial headache?

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 12:17:03 PST 2009

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 2:33 PM, moron <moron at industrial.org> wrote:

> There is also this which might relate to any potential nagware:
> -------------
> Does the GPL allow me to require that anyone who receives the software must
> pay me a fee and/or notify me?
>    No. In fact, a requirement like that would make the program non-free. If
> people have to pay when they get a copy of a program, or if they have to
> notify anyone in particular, then the program is not free. See the
> definition
> of free software.
> -------------
This Q/A is in reference to downstream distribution, not nagware.   It means
that the copyright holder cannot expect to be compensated or notified if a
downstream entity redistributes the software.  Aka if distributions
repackage Ardour in their repositories.

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