[PD] Legal restrictions for apps

Pagano, Patrick pat at digitalworlds.ufl.edu
Fri Oct 4 22:24:16 CEST 2013

I would be all for this, often what I do is patch old code I have found over the years in Pure Data and MANY time expr~ is used for something essential so it seems
That's not to say ALL of them but a lot of them do.

I think a converter would be ideal if it could exist inside of vanilla!


-----Original Message-----
From: pd-list-bounces at iem.at [mailto:pd-list-bounces at iem.at] On Behalf Of Miller Puckette
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 3:50 PM
To: Jonathan Wilkes
Cc: pd-list at iem.at
Subject: Re: [PD] Legal restrictions for apps

> My vote would be to keep all the original GPL licenses in Pd vanilla's 
> expr, and to remove the LGPL readme.  GPL was the licensed under which 
> expr was originally released, so we can reasonably assume all the 
> copyright holders agreed to that license.
> If the consensus was that it should be changed in order to accomodate 
> Pure Data builds on IOS, then everyone who wants to use expr on IOS 
> should pool their resources and hire a lawyer to explain what is and 
> isn't allowed under the LGPL and Apple's TOS.  The lawyer should also 
> find out if it was indeed possible to change the license to LGPL in 
> light of what Miller brings up about the original licensing.
> That's two unknowns wrt LGPL expr, and they won't be solved by 
> revising the source nor IANAL discussions.
> Best,
> Jonathan

Cheaper and simpler than talking to lawyers would be simply to write a new compatible one.  On the way it could export an API so that other objects could evaluate expressions (you could embed them in messages, make a Max-like 'if', maybe have a thing that creates objects with expr-calculated creation arguments, etc).


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