[PD] Can you close source of Pd patches (for commercial development)?

Matti Viljamaa mviljamaa at kapsi.fi
Sat May 7 18:14:49 CEST 2016

I think if Pd was viable for many different users, it would be more attractive.

Commercial software is sometimes better quality than open source / free. Which can lend to better tools being developed for the platform since there’s a commercial incentive.
Wonder e.g. why the Max platform is more popular, even if its commercial. Commerciality isn’t stopping people from using it.


On May 7, 2016, at 12:08 PM, Pagano, Patrick <pat at digitalworlds.ufl.edu <mailto:pat at digitalworlds.ufl.edu>> wrote:

> So like you'd use like years and years and years of open source development for like your own personal gain? 
> Patrick Pagano B.S, M.F.A
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> On May 7, 2016, at 11:47 AM, Matti Viljamaa <mviljamaa at kapsi.fi <mailto:mviljamaa at kapsi.fi>> wrote:
>> I’ve been thinking about the feasibility of leveraging Pd as a development platform for commercial patches. Sort of like some (e.g. Twisted Tools) are using Reaktor for developing commercial-grade plug-ins.
>> But instead of Reaktor I could rather use Pd, because it’s a more open platform.
>> But if the development is for commercial purposes, there would need to be some sort of mechanism for closing the source. Is this possible or something worth looking at?
>> -Matti
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