[Openal-devel] Re-licensing OpenAL Soft
dpeacock at creativelabs.com
Wed Apr 14 02:26:00 PDT 2010
> Since OpenAL Soft is built off of Creative's old Windows software
> driver, I'll
> first need their permission before I can try to change the license,
> and I hope
> Dan can at least point me in the correct direction, if not look into it
> himself. I'll also need permission from Christopher Fitzgerald (who did
> reverb code), Konstantinos Natsakis (who did the initial PulseAudio
> and Christian Borss (who did the current panning code).
Yikes! My initial thought is that this could be pretty difficult. I'm not
sure, but it could end up in a situation where expert legal advice may be
Right now it doesn't seem clear which license(s) you wish to use instead of
the LGPL, or what the exact reasons are for requiring the change. I think
those things need to be determined first.
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openal-devel-bounces at opensource.creative.com wrote on 13/04/2010 02:32:30:
> I've received a couple of requests now for re-licensing OpenAL Soft under
> more permissible license. One in particular is so OpenAL Soft can beused
> the Panda3D engine, which can target systems that don't allow, or
> discourage, LGPL-licensed code. I've also been asked for it to be used as
> reference implementation for a specific platform, but some
> have problems with the LGPL license.
> Although there isn't an issue with open source code in general, there are
> enough concerns with the LGPL license itself that using it is an
> choice for these systems. Licenses like Apache, MIT, and BSD,
> however, are fine.
> I figure asking here first would be simplest, since the people in
> (still, hopefully) read this list, except Konstantinos who I may
> need to email
> Thanks for your guys' consideration. :)
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