PREAMBLE: Hi everyone, I’m not a developer so my contributions here (and elsewhere) will be limited to suggestions like this, hoping to create synergies between open source developers/projects (or at least stimulate the mutual inspiration) in order to evolve each other.
NASPRO (recursive acronym for NASPRO Architecture for Sound PROcessing) is meant to be a cross-platform sound processing software architecture built around the LV2 plugin standard.
The goal of the project is to develop a series of tools to make it easy and convenient to use LV2 for sound processing on any (relevant) platform and for everybody: end users, host developers, plugin developers, distributors and scientists/researchers.
The market of sound processing plugins is dominated by proprietary formats with nasty licensing terms, lacking in extensibility and usually tied to a restricted set of platforms; anyway, one of the most promising competitors in this area is LV2, which is a free, open source, extensible, decentralized and platform neutral standard.
Although it’s been years since LV2 first came around, it’s still far from reaching serious adoption levels even in the free software/open source community.
We think that by developing tools and extensions, as well as helping people willing to implement support for it in their projects, it’s possible to make it become a viable option and eventually fill the gap with other plugin formats.
The code for the current release is available under the LGPL 2.1, a copyleft, free software and open source license.[/quote]