[PD] Keyboard shortcuts for "nudge", "done editing"

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Sep 28 07:26:26 CEST 2011

Le 2011-09-26 à 17:26:00, Marvin Humphrey a écrit :

> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 08:40:22AM -0700, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>> so if you want your patches to be included into Pd proper, then they
>>> must (legally) be BSD3.
>> The main restriction here is that you cannot take or revise someone else's code that
>> is licensed under the GPL and decide to _change_ the license to something else. 
>> The GPL does not allow that.
> Unless you are the copyright holder, you can't *change* the license of BSD3
> code, either.

That's a misconception stemming from the concept of effective license of a 
combination of pieces : if half of the software is under BSD3 and half of 
the software is under GPL3, then complying with GPL3 will automatically 
make you BSD3-compliant as well. However, you can still take the BSD3 part 
of it and combine it with proprietary code and ship as a tamper-protected 
EXE if you like, as long as no GPL code remains, because the BSD3 code 
hasn't magically changed license by its contact with GPL code.

It might also have to do with propaganda about some licenses being 
« viral » in non-defined terms, leading people to dream awake about 
fictional laws that would allow a license-switch that hasn't been formally 
approved by all the copyright holders.

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