[PD] Legal restrictions for apps
tony.hillerson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 21:17:37 CEST 2013
I agree that it seems like there's there's no prohibition on distributing LPGL objects, but it seems like unless I fork libpd and remove that extern I'm required to make my object code available as well. Is that other's understanding also?
On Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 13:04 PM, Miller Puckette wrote:
> Hi Tony -
> I'm not sure, but I always thought you can distribute LGPL objects within
> commercial (closed-source) software. If I'm wrong about that, the next
> step would be to re-rwite the patch without using expr~ and not include
> expr~ in the product. (I keep it as an extern to make that easy to do.)
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 11:32:21AM -0600, Tony Hillerson wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > I'm wondering about the restrictions for using Pure Data patches in Android and iOS apps with libpd. I have a rudimentary understanding that if I distribute software that's released under the GPL or LGPL I need to make available my source or at least the object files of my app.
> > As I understand it, from the vanilla distribution contains [expr~], which is LGPL. If I use libpd, I'm distributing it, and I need to make the source or the object files of my apps available. Is that correct? Are there any paid apps that use pd and distribute through Google Play or Appstore?
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