[PD] Legal restrictions for apps

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 4 23:53:31 CEST 2013

On 10/04/2013 03:50 PM, Miller Puckette wrote:
>> 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).

You mean like:
pdint_class = class_new(gensym("int"), (t_newmethod)pdint_new, 0,
sizeof(t_pdint), 0, A_EXPR, 0);



> cheers
> M

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