Kyle Pablo wrote:
The non-free software is HTK correct?
Correct. It is not redistributable at all, so no repository can legally
But Julius (which is the core tool Simon is based on) also has a license
clause which I'd consider non-Free: you're required to cite it in any
research which uses Julius in any way. It might even be interpreted in a way
where if you use Simon to dictate a completely unrelated research paper, you
have to cite Julius. This is a usage restriction which is IMHO really not
acceptable (and IIRC, another piece of software was already rejected from
Fedora for a similar clause). Licenses are not the proper venue to enforce
academic honesty. That said, spot said at:
that he thinks this clause is fine (but he only said "pretty sure", so I
guess he'd probably have to double-check with the FSF and/or RH Legal before
giving a definite answer).