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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software is not trusted software

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free software is not trusted software
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:57:43 -0500

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:09:00 +0000 Lyberta wrote:

i think you are quite mistaken about JUCE - it does indeed contain
a phone "home feature"; which caused a huge fuss within the community,
which lasted for about 2 days, until everyone realized how harmless and
un-intrusive it actually was

that anti-feature is a restriction only on those who opt in for the
free tier of the commercial license; in order to write proprietary
software with JUCE without a licensing fee - so any JUCE-based program
with that feature enable is almost certainly not "free software"

but JUCE may also be taken as GPL, which naturally gives the developer
and all users the option to disable that feature (and any other
undesirable ones) - those features are fully disclosed and simple to
disable with a single #define


doing so, will disable the new anti-features by default in any program
you create with your copy of JUCE, including the one in question here:


that is done in the same way and in the same file as where all JUCE
sub-features have been enabled/disabled all along, along with others
such as:

  #define JUCE_USE_FLAC 1

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