The STK in openSUSE is quite old (4.5.0 vs 4.6.1) and has crippled
content due license problems. I cannot open original bug
just found this in
> The openSUSE legal team wrote this about the legal
status of stk, for
> inclusion in the distribution:
> "The next issue is that the README for the package has the following
> (starts at line 35) that seems to prohibit commercial usage (which
> would also
> fall outside the Open Source Definition):
> The Synthesis ToolKit is free for non-commercial use. The only
> classes of the Synthesis ToolKit that are platform-dependent concern
> sockets, threads, mutexes, and real-time audio and MIDI input and
> output. The interface for MIDI input and the simple Tcl/Tk graphical
> user interfaces (GUIs) provided is the same, so it's easy to
> experiment in real time using either the GUIs or MIDI. The Synthesis
> ToolKit can generate simultaneous SND (AU), WAV, AIFF, and MAT-file
> output soundfile formats (as well as realtime sound output), so you
> can view your results using one of a large variety of sound/signal
> analysis tools already available (e.g. Snd, Cool Edit, Matlab).
> The situation is confused by the paragraphs starting at line 125
> (LEGAL AND
> ETHICAL). The first one seems to reinforce the non-commercial
> statement made
> previously ('and for free') whereas the next paragraph is a relatively
> standard, liberal, open source license."
> Could you please simplify the legal requirements to make it clear if
> the software is "Open Source" (as the OSI defines it) or not?
> Specifically you should be able to use it for whatever use you want,
> even commercial, and you should be able to charge for it.
Now, there no such statements in README, LICENSE and FAQ.
And there is a notice from authors:
So, is it necessary for SUSE Legal team to review STK License or I can
simple build it in my repo without worries? :)
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