[PD] software license for pd general patch?

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Jun 30 20:38:22 CEST 2010

On Tue, 29 Jun 2010, Bernardo Barros wrote:

> 2010/6/29 Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org>:
>> In this view, Miller has the biggest balls of dem all. :)
> Is there a legal reason for PD not be GPL? Maybe it has some code from
> another project?

If any code that Pd took from other projects had any license more 
restricted than SIBSD, Miller wouldn't be able to call Pd as under SIBSD 
license as a whole, he'd have to state "except such and such". This mostly 
happens for some pieces in the /extra/ folder, such as [expr], which is 

But if you want to see something really scary in Pd, look at 
d_fft_mayer.c. If you understand at all what's the license of this, let 
alone who owns the code and whether the license is legally invalidated by 
patents, please tell me now.

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