[PD] [semi-OT]: Licenses [WAS] Re: expr alternative

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Tue Oct 25 13:46:38 CEST 2011

On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:20:32 +0900
i go bananas <hard.off at gmail.com> wrote:

> However, one of the real special gems for me in my journey through the world
> of pd, was discovering that not only was it a fantastic way to program, but
> also, that Miller had issued pd through a license that i had never even
> heard of before, and it was the best sort of license i could imagine.  It
> was a dream come true, when i got a job to do audio development and i could
> just do it all in pd because we could just embed the entire pd program
> inside our app.  

Yes it's wonderful. The magic of Millers Pd and our persistent advocacy of it
paid off, and it's opened the door for scores of new companies, hundreds of new 
breed audio programmers who can rapidly produce thousands of cool new products.
And it's great to hear you landed on your feet with a gig doing a skilled and 
very enjoyable thing. ;)

It would be remiss to not mention that the early movers this direction had to 
fight tooth and nail _against_ the manufacturers who ultimately share in the
profits of this business. And we continue to fight daily against moronic
anti-economies of shortsighted, lazy, greedy, controlling "profit before 
productivity" thinking. 

Andy Farnell <padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk>

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