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GPL-Licensed LilyPond Snippets — And Some Sideaffects

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This arti­cle talks about some side effects. It explains why it is a bit sub­op­ti­mal to dis­trib­ute Lily­Pond snip­pets under the terms of the GPL. Even, if one loves to cre­ate, share, and/or use free and open-source soft­ware. And believe me, I do so. The side effect is sim­ple. Includ­ing GPL-licensed Lily­Pond snip­pets enforce you to dis­trib­ute your own work under the terms of the GPL: […]

Yocto and GPLv3


YOCTO, IoT, and the GPLv3

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IoT gad­gets often only offer inter­faces that do not allow inspect­ing or mod­i­fy­ing their soft­ware. YOCTO tries to build spe­cif­ic soft­ware for IOT gad­gets. And the GPLv3 requires that GPLv3-licensed soft­ware must be replace­able. Thus, YOCTO, IOT, and the GPLv3 are in a clinch, if YOCTO wants to be a dis­tri­b­u­tion for IOT devices that do not come with an update inter­face. And we might ask, how YOCTO deals with this con­tra­dic­tion? […]


How the JINZ Licensing Fails

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Cur­rent­ly, I am review­ing music soft­ware, for exam­ple, JNIZ. It allows […] to build and to har­mo­nize sev­er­al voic­es accord­ing to the rules of clas­si­cal har­mo­ny.” Although it is host­ed on Source­Forge, the JINZ Licens­ing fails: The license is ‘strange’. And by this, the author final­ly vio­lates the GPL. A para­mount exam­ple: […]

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