Hi guys,

This is Aaron. I am not attempting to 'steal' anything nor take credit where it isn't due. I will leave all developer credits in tact and leave the copyright that the LMMS dev team has on the project in tact and in plain view. I will also make the source code available in a way that agrees completely with the GPL license. I am simply planning to package LMMS with a DVD and/or web-video tutorials for music production as an easily consumable "all-in-one" solution to aspiring music producers at a price they can afford.

I will donate to the project if I don't lose my shirt attempting to market the final product. Frankly, I'm not a big corporation or anything, just a guy trying to pay my rent and do what I love.

If the initial version of the product has any level of success (meaning I don't lose money), I will push major new updates and releases to customers, and will work with the development team to suggest improvements, report bugs, etc.

Thanks for all of the comments.


On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Paul Giblock <drfaygo@gmail.com> wrote:
Toby -

Do you have a Copyright on LMMS?   Everyone who is wanting to make
simple cosmetic changes an claim a new product are committing
copyright infringement I believe.  They are providing no additional
value to LMMS and are simply applying a few hours of work to make
money off of our contributions.

It is sickening. If I was a thief like the guy in Honolulu then I
could have sold "LMMS LB302+Controller Edition" a year ago.

I think the best solution is to instead WORK WITH these people.  If
someone wants to release a version of LMMS called "Beat Machine Pro"
then how about we add enough flexibility to the Theme so that "Beat
Machine Pro" is shown all over the product.  At least this way we can
still push updates to the users, the authors section is intact, and
these new users can contribute with LSP.  Also, if we show
accommodations on our side, then maybe these other developers will
contribute changes back into mainline instead of to their various


On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 11:34 AM, A. Tres Finocchiaro
<tres.finocchiaro@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the FYI Toby.
> I'm 99% sure Aaron's source needs to be made public, although its unlikely
> he'll change anything but the logos and artwork (unless he's a Qt
> developer).
> A big hurray for the LMMS project.  I'm excited.  I'd be interested to see
> what look and feel changes are kicked back to the community (wink wink).
> With GPL code, it's often commercial use benefits the project as a whole.
> -Tres
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