[PD] expr is now BSD (was "looking for other vanilla filters or abstractions for libPD")

Dan Wilcox danomatika at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 02:10:16 CET 2015

Seriously though, I *think* I was the one who suggested LGPL when we did this the first time, so it’s on me. The whole license thing was kind of a pain to figure out as nobody seemed to know the technicalities at the time.

I personally favor GPL licenses, but they obviously don’t work with Apple’s licensing. At the time, LGPL ver 2 *kind of* could slide through *if* you distributed the source code itself so people could build new versions of the app (which is what I planned to do). LGPL 3 closed that loophole and expr was relicensed as LGPL 3 so here we are. I didn’t want to *assume* the original authors wanted to move away form the GPL that much, so LGPL seemed like a compromise. (Obviously, Apple’s policies are the real issue here.)

Anyway, if it’s the same BSD license as pd itself, we should be good … but don;t quote me on that this time. :P

Dan Wilcox
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> On Nov 12, 2015, at 5:54 PM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oh, I was just waiting for you to tell us what to do. :D
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> Dan Wilcox
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>> On Nov 12, 2015, at 5:49 PM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at <mailto:pd-list-request at lists.iem.at> wrote:
>> I suggest this because we've devoted our non-expert energy to licensing 
>> issues for expr once already, and it resulted in a license choice that wasn't even 
>> compatible with the proposed use-case.

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