Talk:Features We Can't Implement

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Q: Have there been any discussions with Steinberg / Yamaha about a possible patent pledge for open source projects to be able to use VST plug-ins? You'd think they'd want this so that Linux geeks would purchase proprietary VST plug-ins, (Which Richard Stallman would hate but who cares what he says anyway) which would keep proprietary VST developers coming to them for their proprietary source code. --Nerd42 16:37, 13 July 2009 (CDT)

Gale 16 Jul 09: Audacity 1.3.8 imminently to be released will have experimental support for VST effect plug-ins in GUI mode, enabled by default in Preferences. This is based on the VeSTige reverse-engineered headers similarly used by Ardour and LMMS. There is no movement from Steinberg on licensing.