[PD] getting ripped off...

Chuckk Hubbard badmuthahubbard at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 23:45:38 CEST 2005

I'm not so much concerned with having the patch itself stolen, as it would 
be far stronger in a compiled language. I am concerned with being able to 
show it to grad schools and, of course, to copyright and market the music I 
compose with it. I don't expect to get paid for the patch, but I expect them 
to be impressed with the idea for the interface, and I want my name to be 
attached to it.
I take such stories with a grain of salt, and ask everyone I can find for 
more info. Whether it is true in this case, the student who does months of 
research and has their teacher publish it is an old story, and one that has 
sometimes been true.


On 9/13/05, hard off <hard.off at gmail.com> wrote:
> as far as i know...and from what i heard from miller's talk which was
> recorded at the icmc recently....the pd licence is really very
> open...and you can do whatever you want with it nearly.
> so what i'm guessing is that it would be up to you to take any steps
> towards 'owning' or copyrighting your own work.
> but really...i find it very hard to believe that anyone would ever try
> to steal your patches. what would they have to gain? who's going to
> pay money for patches that run in a system that is otherwise
> completely open source?
> university students....some of them are so full of conspiracy
> theories....take what they say with a grain of salt i reckon.

"It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of 
knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters."
-Friedrich Nietzsche, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"
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