[PD] Legal restrictions for apps

i go bananas hard.off at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 07:08:21 CEST 2013

i spent quite a long time being bounced from department to department with
apple, trying to find out if i could use expr in IOS apps, and they never
gave me a definitive answer.  Basically they told me i'd have to hire a
lawyer to find out :p

On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> wrote:

>  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.
> -Jonathan
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