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

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Sat May 7 18:13:22 CEST 2016

Hi Matti,Pd Vanilla has a 3-clause BSD license.  This license allows you to use the code in proprietary software and distribute binaries without also distributing the corresponding source code.
It also allows you to make changes/improvements to the code without sharing them back with the community.
As for external libraries-- it depends on how they are licensed.  Some are licensed GPL, which doesn't allow you to do what you're asking.

    On Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:48 AM, Matti Viljamaa <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?

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