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The Festival Speech Synthesis System is free software. Festival is copyrighted by the University of Edinburgh and is distributed under an X11 type licence. There are no restrictions on its use (commercial or otherwise). Note that voices and lexicons may have different restrictions though complete free voices and lexicons are included in this distribution.

The licence is:



                The Festival Speech Synthesis System
                Centre for Speech Technology Research                 
                     University of Edinburgh, UK                       
                      Copyright (c) 1996-2010
                        All Rights Reserved.                           
                                                                       
  Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to use and distribute  
  this software and its documentation without restriction, including   
  without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,  
  distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of this work, and to      
  permit persons to whom this work is furnished to do so, subject to   
  the following conditions:                                            
   1. The code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of    
      conditions and the following disclaimer.                         
   2. Any modifications must be clearly marked as such.                
   3. Original authors' names are not deleted.                         
   4. The authors' names are not used to endorse or promote products   
      derived from this software without specific prior written        
      permission.                                                      
                                  
  THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH AND THE CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS WORK        
  DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING      
  ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT   
  SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH NOR THE CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE     
  FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES    
  WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN   
  AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION,          
  ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF       
  THIS SOFTWARE.                                                       

      
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You will need both speech tools and festival source to compile and also at least one lexicon and voice. These sources compile and run under most Unix systems and Windows

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Festvox is a project within LTI at Carnegie Mellon University