[PD] Legal restrictions for apps

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 3 04:39:39 CEST 2013

On 10/02/2013 08:35 PM, Dan Wilcox wrote:
> My approach with PdParty so far is:
> - GPL source code is incompatible with the Apple App Store due to the 
> static linking requirement which means you cannot distribute GPL libs 
> as dynamic libs which can be updated or replaced by the user
> - GPL patches are fine, they are text files which are not compiled 
> into your app binary so can be freely replaced, I expose all of the 
> GPL patches I use to the user so they can modify or update them to 
> satisfy the distribution requirement of the GPL
> - I leave out [expr] & [expr~] for now. The license in the expr src 
> folder is LGPL, but the license in the source headers is GPL and the 
> following is printed to console when first loading the external: 
> "expr, expr~, fexpr~ version 0.4 under GNU General Public License ". I 
> will leave it out until those parts of the code are explicitly 
> changed. If this has already happened, then we need to merge in those 
> changes to libpd. So far, as Miller suggests, I've been replacing 
> [expr] with regular math objects.

And make sure that all the authors sign off on that license change.

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