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ChurchOrganist
I am about to embark on a project to provide the Open Source community with suitably licensed quality sample sets, which are currently the main bugbear to producing soundfonts or SFZ's for OS music applications.

The Licence type is of vital importance to ensuring that these sample sets are available to use in any FOSS music application.

The MIT makes sense for applications and other computer programmes, but its wording isn't a good fit for sample sets or other media which aren't "code".

As far as I can see the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC-BY-4.0) fulfils this role, but I want to consult the considered opinion of the MuseScore developers before I make a commitment to this licence which will not easily be revoked.
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Re: CC-BY - compatible with GPL v2?

Johan Temmerman
According to https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html#ccby that should indeed be OK and compatible with GPLv2.

--jeetee

On 14 August 2016 at 14:20, ChurchOrganist <[hidden email]> wrote:
I am about to embark on a project to provide the Open Source community with
suitably licensed quality sample sets, which are currently the main bugbear
to producing soundfonts or SFZ's for OS music applications.

The Licence type is of vital importance to ensuring that these sample sets
are available to use in any FOSS music application.

The MIT makes sense for applications and other computer programmes, but its
wording isn't a good fit for sample sets or other media which aren't "code".

As far as I can see the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Licence (CC-BY-4.0) fulfils this role, but I want to consult the considered
opinion of the MuseScore developers before I make a commitment to this
licence which will not easily be revoked.



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Michael
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Re: CC-BY - compatible with GPL v2?

ZackTheCardshark

Michael, are you communicating with Johannes Wegner (hpfmn)? He suggested that he has some similar plans afoot at https://musescore.org/en/user/527826/blog/2016/07/24/weekly-status-update-july-18th-24th. See also this list of SFZs with various licenses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WnbO2aUiqwH-b3TSpLT2s1FKJJPPBVeG_0qy9Xtm1mI/edit#gid=0

Sincerely,

Isaac Weiss


On 8/14/16 5:35 PM, Johan Temmerman wrote:
According to https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html#ccby that should indeed be OK and compatible with GPLv2.

--jeetee

On 14 August 2016 at 14:20, ChurchOrganist <[hidden email]> wrote:
I am about to embark on a project to provide the Open Source community with
suitably licensed quality sample sets, which are currently the main bugbear
to producing soundfonts or SFZ's for OS music applications.

The Licence type is of vital importance to ensuring that these sample sets
are available to use in any FOSS music application.

The MIT makes sense for applications and other computer programmes, but its
wording isn't a good fit for sample sets or other media which aren't "code".

As far as I can see the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Licence (CC-BY-4.0) fulfils this role, but I want to consult the considered
opinion of the MuseScore developers before I make a commitment to this
licence which will not easily be revoked.



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Re: CC-BY - compatible with GPL v2?

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Hi,

As mentioned by others, it would be good to coordinate such a effort with other people, including other free software projects even.
Happy to discuss it more in details on IRC #musescore on freenode.net, here on the mailing list or on the forum.

About the license, I assume we are currently talking about the samples and not necessarily their organisation as a SFZ or SF2 for now.
CC-BY is compatible with GPL but I'm not sure it's the best license for a sample library. If we imagine that CC-BY samples are used for the rendition of a score, I believe (please correct me if you think I'm wrong) that the creator of the MP3 would have to attribute the creator of the samples. It's nice but it's not convenient. With the current default setup of MuseScore (GPLv2+fontexception[1]+MIT FluidMono soundfont), one can create a score in PDF or audio form without any license restriction at all, including the right to not attribute MuseScore. It would be great if it could stay the same.

CC0 is the best choice if we don't want to limit the usage of the samples. The OSI disapproval and patent exception[2] mentioned on MuseScore forum on another topic[3] doesn't apply here.

lasconic

[3] https://musescore.org/en/node/104186

2016-08-14 14:20 GMT+02:00 ChurchOrganist <[hidden email]>:
I am about to embark on a project to provide the Open Source community with
suitably licensed quality sample sets, which are currently the main bugbear
to producing soundfonts or SFZ's for OS music applications.

The Licence type is of vital importance to ensuring that these sample sets
are available to use in any FOSS music application.

The MIT makes sense for applications and other computer programmes, but its
wording isn't a good fit for sample sets or other media which aren't "code".

As far as I can see the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Licence (CC-BY-4.0) fulfils this role, but I want to consult the considered
opinion of the MuseScore developers before I make a commitment to this
licence which will not easily be revoked.



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