[PD] expr alternative

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Oct 24 05:36:28 CEST 2011

On Oct 23, 2011, at 9:47 PM, i go bananas wrote:

> What is the pain?
> -Jonathan
> Hi Jonathan,
> if you want to use pd in a commercial application, and particularly  
> if you want to use it  as the basis for an iphone application, then  
> you cannot include anything that is licensed under the GPL license.   
> In vanilla PD, this means that you have to remove any expr objects.
> The rest of pd is licensed under the 'standard improved BSD license,  
> which if freer, and allows you to use pd for commercial applications  
> without revealing the source code, too.

The GPL has absolutely no restrictions on commerce.  You are free to  
sell any GPL software however you see fit. But you must give the  
source code to everyone you give the software to.  As the author of a  
fair mount of GPL software, I want to reiterate:  please sell my  
software.  The more people that are using it, the more likely they'll  
want to hire me to improve it.



I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during  
that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big  
Business, for Wall Street and the bankers.      - General Smedley Butler

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