[PD] pd on ipad with externals

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 10 18:25:55 CEST 2010

--- On Tue, 8/10/10, Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org> wrote:

> From: Frank Barknecht <fbar at footils.org>
> Subject: Re: [PD] pd on ipad with externals
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 12:53 PM
> Hi,
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 11:07:55AM +0100, João Pais
> wrote:
> > but to make patches run, they have to be programmed in
> vanilla,
> > right? and it's not possible to do reatime control
> like input
> > numbers, or anything more than the touchpad control?
> > 
> > or is it possible to use pd-ext in the iphone or ipod
> maxi?
> As Cyrille wrote, it's mostly a political issue: AppStore
> apps are 
> tied to the device and officially only available through
> the AppStore.
> This is some kind of DRM and many people don't consider it
> compatible
> with the GPL, at least not with the latest version. 

More specifically, the FSF considers the GPL incompatible with the 
ToS for the Itunes and App store:


> To play it safe, the Pd in RjDj only contains the BSD parts
> of Pd, no
> [expr] etc. Some GPL stuff is included, like the rj
> library, but that's
> all written by Reality Jockey.

What does authorship have to do with whether the Appstore ToS conflicts 
with the GPL?



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