Csound: licensing and jargon

An issue that’s been batted around quite a bit on the mailing list is that of external libraries whose licensing status is not clear/not OpenSource, but Csound and/or its various components rely on. To include the compiled versions makes things very complicated, but there might not be permission to include the source code. I’m not sure where that all stands at the moment.

In a way I don’t want to know too much about the internal guts of Csound; but it is a huge and vast collection of software tools and it probably is good to have sort of an overview of it.

Someone, somewhere ought to make a big list of all the names associated with Csound and explain, on one line, what they are, what their status is, for instance to name a few off the top of my head:

  • QuteCsound
  • blue
  • Cecilia
  • FLTK
  • WinXound (?)
  • ATS Opcodes
  • Loris opcodes
  • Tcl/Tk interface
  • etc. etc. etc. etc.

and so on…

last edited 20100910

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