[PD] looking for other vanilla filters or abstractions for libPD

Scott R. Looney scottrlooney at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 20:24:44 CET 2015

thanks Jonathan. this is what i assumed re LGPL when i saw a discussion
about using fluidsynth in a build, which has a LGPL variant but not
anything more permissive. so one question would be if anyone here on the
list had a paid app rejected or accepted on the App Store due to using an
LGPL license? expr and expr~ are very useful for a variety of things but
for now i'm not using them due to this offchance.

i would further guess that FSF's exact words on LGPL were probably pretty
dark on using the iTunes Store in general. i've seen some announcements
from them in the past that made it clear how they feel about walled gardens.


On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Jonathan Wilkes via Pd-list <
pd-list at lists.iem.at> wrote:

> > As of about 2 years ago, expr and relatives are LGPL and thus
> compatible with the App Store.
> I emailed the Free Software Foundation, who are the publishers of the
> LGPL.  They responded
> that the LGPL is not compatible with the restrictive terms of Apple's app
> store.
> I forgot to ask them in advance if I could publicly post their response.
> If they say I can do so, I'll post their actual response.  But it sounded
> pretty clear.
> I suppose one could argue if it's a free app then who cares, and that the
> copyright holders of expr (or even Apple) are extremely unlikely to create
> a licensing fuss.    But then that's the case whether expr is GPL, LGPL, or
> even "don't use this to murder people with drones" license.
> If you want to write/use open source software that's compatible with
> Apple's app store, use
> the 3-clause BSD license.
> -Jonathan
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