[PD] software license for pd general patch?
matju at artengine.ca
Tue Jun 29 06:04:52 CEST 2010
On Tue, 29 Jun 2010, João Pais wrote:
> Since it's a rather complex patch I would prefer for people not to edit
> it too much
Curious. I make complex patches and I prefer that people would edit them.
In any case, I don't think that you are stating the real reason. There's a
missing (implied) part in your sentence.
> (and if I get any grants to continue to work on it, it might get even
> more complex),
Complexity of a patch is not a goal in itself. What are you trying to say
when you talk about complexity ? Then what does it suggest about whether
to restrict access to the patch ?
> although most of the people using it won't be able even to open the gop.
Why won't they ? and then, why bet that it will work ?
> Another aspect is to prevent anyone to grab the code and do a commercial
> version of it.
Licenses do not prevent people from doing things, they just give you a
basis for legal action. This is a deterrent, but there are known cases
where it happened anyway, and then, there are surely many unknown cases.
It tends to depend on how easy it is to hide.
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