I have a question somewhat related to something mentioned here a short while ago.
If someone releases a song in MIDI form under the GPLv2, and I use non-GPL'd tools (e.g. a shareware licence) and royalty-free instrumental samples to produce a high-quality WAV version of the original MIDI, can I legally release that under the GPLv2? The GPLv2, section 3, states: "However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable." I take it that audio production software is not a major component of the operating system, and based on this, I can only assume that if one wants to distribute high-quality versions of MIDI files which are under the GPLv2, one is restricted to an entirely free toolchain. Would others agree with this reading? Andrew Sidwell -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [EMAIL PROTECTED]