[PD] [out-of-the-blue] a neat GUI feature?

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Fri Oct 8 23:18:06 CEST 2010

On Oct 1, 2010, at 2:31 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Sep 2010, Pedro Lopes wrote:
>> Then its all about reconnecting pd with these "more friendly GUI  
>> features". Even if they don't make it to vanilla, why not extended?
> pd-extended is only for the things Hans wants, and if it's not  
> something that is expected to go in vanilla, it better be damn  
> important, to justify maintaining a long-term difference between  
> extended and vanilla.
> I've heard Hans say that he can't use DesireData code because it's  
> licensed under the GPL. Pd-extended is also said to be licensed  
> under the GPL, but the pd core section of it comes with Miller's BSD  
> notice, and any contributions to vanilla need to be under the BSD.  
> However, in all those years, Hans never asked me whether relicensing  
> any piece of it would be a possibility, so I think that the license  
> issue is just a façade for another issue.

These are both incorrect.  There are things in Pd-extended which I did  
not want to be there, I believe compromise is good sometimes.  Pd- 
extended is GPL and can therefore incorporate code from DesireData.   
Pd-vanilla is BSD and my modifications to pd itself are also BSD.  I  
don't want to maintain GPL modifications to pd core.  Someone else  



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