[PD] expr alternative

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Oct 23 19:54:37 CEST 2011

On Oct 23, 2011, at 1:45 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> Le 2011-10-24 à 02:27:00, i go bananas a écrit :
>> how hard would it be to rewrite the expr code so that it doesn't  
>> need to be GPL licensed?
> The only other implementation of [expr] is [#expr], but that's GPL  
> too. But it shows that an implementation of [expr] doesn't have to  
> be long and complicated like the original [expr].
> At the moment, [#expr] supports only floats. It was meant to also  
> support symbols and grids, but that's not implemented yet. Signals  
> are in some way another business, but nearly all of the same code  
> can be reused.
>> or has anyone ever tried contacting the original authors and asking  
>> them to change the license so it can fit in with pd's standard BSD ??
> I don't think anyone here ever wrote to the guy... you could try.
> BTW, would LGPL be fine ? To GPL fans, that's easier to accept, yet  
> it works in contexts where GPL is not acceptable, such as iPhone  
> development. For example, the gzip codec (libz) is LGPL, yet it's  
> used in several iPhone activities such as decompressing http streams  
> and png images.

I think the Apple App Store conflicts with all GNU/FSF licenses.  Any  
effort to switch code to BSD in order to work around Apple's lameness  
should also be matched with efforts to get Apple to stop being so lame.



"Free software means you control what your computer does. Non-free  
software means someone else controls that, and to some extent controls  
you." - Richard M. Stallman

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