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From Arthur Chen <zijian.p...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: the license of soundcard.h
Date Tue, 15 Sep 2009 01:24:00 GMT
I am not sure about the license of soundcard.h is under BSD license,
it seems that it is free from the declaration in the soundcard.h .
Neither of these will be our license problem, but I am still a little
confused.

Regards,
Arthur

2009/9/14 Samuel Kevin <lovesummerf@gmail.com>

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>
> Date: 2009/9/14
> Subject: Re: the license of soundcard.h
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
>
>
> BSD (modified) license is Ok to use in Apache projects. I assume that
> you are not aiming for a new implementation, but to link against it.
> Yes, that is Ok, and you would then require that the implementation is
> available from "elsewhere", possibly a Linux distro. If that is not
> the usage pattern, let us know.
>
> Cheers
> Niclas
>
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Samuel Kevin <lovesummerf@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > hi, all:
> >       I am from the BlueSky project. we are now confused about one
> license
> > of soundcard.h in linux. Could someone tell us that whether it conflicts
> > with ASL. the following is the quotation from our dev mailing list.
> thanks.
> > regards,
> > Kevin
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Arthur Chen <zijian.ping@gmail.com>
> > Date: 2009/9/9
> > Subject: the license of soundcard.h
> > To: bluesky-dev@incubator.apache.org
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > There is something about the license of soundcard.h I want to clear. I
> think
> > we mix up the license of OSS API and the OSS software.I searched the
> 4Front
> > Technologies User forums and found something:
> >
> >
> > *It's necessary to see the difference between the OSS API and the OSS
> > software distributed and maintained by 4Front Technologies.
> >
> > The API (soundcard.h) is completely free (in public domain). Everybody
> has
> > full right to create an implementation of the API in their (driver)
> > software. Our only hope is that the API is kept consistent between all
> the
> > implementations. In addition authors of the implementations can define
> > whatever copying conditions for their software they like.
> >
> > However the OSS software implementation released by 4Front Technologies
> is
> > not completely free (as for free beer). It is commercial software under
> > commercial license. The software is open sourced (source code is
> available
> > under GPL and CDDL). It's for free if used in open sourced (or for free)
> > applications under open sourced operating systems. Noncompatible use
> > requires a (paid) license from 4Front Technologies.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Hannu
> > _________________
> > Hannu Savolainen (hannu@opensound.com)*
> >
> >
> > *soundcard.h is under a BSD license - you can include that file with any
> > application.
> >
> > regards
> > Dev*
> >
> > the full post is here
> http://www.4front-tech.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6494
> > It seems that the OSS API (soundcard.h) is totally free, here is the
> license
> > declaration of soundcard.h (/usr/include/linux/soundcard.h)
> >
> > /*
> > * Copyright by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1997
> > *
> > * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> > * modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
> > * met: 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> > * notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. 2.
> > * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> notice,
> > * this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> documentation
> > * and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> > *
> > * THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND
> ANY
> > * EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
> IMPLIED
> > * WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
> > * DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
> > * ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
> > * DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
> OR
> > * SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
> HOWEVER
> > * CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
> > * LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY
> WAY
> > * OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
> > * SUCH DAMAGE.
> > */
> >
> > So maybe we can still use the OSS APIs in Realclass system, but I am
> still
> a
> > little confused about the license.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Bowen Ma a.k.a Samuel Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU
> > Shaanxi Province Key Lab. of Satellite and Terrestrial Network Tech
> > http://incubator.apache.org/bluesky/
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
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>
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> --
> Bowen Ma a.k.a Samuel Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU
> Shaanxi Province Key Lab. of Satellite and Terrestrial Network Tech
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