[PD] expr alternative
i go bananas
hard.off at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 16:04:26 CET 2011
i just got a reply and they are reviewing my question, so hopefully we can
find out if they currently allow LGPL.
however, even if the do, i PERSONALLY still think a BSD [expr] would be
i know there were a lot of heated comments in this thread defending GPL,
but if the author of the object would prefer to go with BSD, and if all
that keeps him from doing the work is a little time and motivation, well, i
can't really give him any time, but i can maybe help with motivation.
Am i on my own if i try to do that?
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 11:58 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>wrote:
> Another side of it is that the GPL and LGPL do not allow additional
> restrictions to be placed on the code. The VLC and GNU Go complaints as I
> understood them were specifically about the Apple App Store placing
> additional restrictions on the code. So that would affect LGPL and GPL
> alike. An app that includes some LGPL code might be a grey area since
> there is no possible expectation of producing a binary exactly like the
> original, since not all the code's licenses require that, so distributing
> the LGPL part separate might be enough.
> With the GPL, the whole app needs to be GPL compatible, so therefore there
> is an easy test: every user must be able to freely recreate the binary, and
> freely install, run, and modify it. That's something that the Apple App
> Store definitely restricts.
> I don't think this will really be resolved until Apple drops those terms
> or the FSF makes a statement on the LGPL in the Apple App Store.
> On Oct 31, 2011, at 10:49 AM, i go bananas wrote:
> > i just called a couple of apple numbers. first one had me on hold for
> 10 minutes so i gave up, 2nd one was useless.
> > BUT third one was a rather helpful lady whose name i now have and she
> has issued me a 'case number' so my question is now listed in their system
> at least, so hopefully i can get the 'yay or nay' from apple on LGPL code
> in iOS applications.
> > Also, i have already contacted a friend who works for a company making
> high profile iOS applications, and from what he is saying LGPL is OK.
> > it seems the main problem with plain GPL is that apple doesn't want to
> release their own surrounding code, which the GPL would force them to do.
> > As far as i can see, LGPL doesn't have this strict requirement. You
> just need to make the LGPL part available to anyone who wants it.
> > Will keep hammering away here. LGPL sounds like it might be a better
> option, but i still reckon if Mr Yadegari is in favour of BSD, then that
> would be the best outcome.
> > Personally i'd be happy to donate a couple of hundred dollars even to
> see a unified license for PD, but as this thread has shown, it sounds like
> i may get hippies camping on my lawn waving their GPL flags and trying to
> bum my goldfish.
> > Just casually browsing through a bunch of PD patches this afternoon
> though, [expr] and especially [expr~] are undeniably useful and show up in
> so many patches.
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