[PD] Can you close source of Pd patches (for commercial development)?
mviljamaa at kapsi.fi
Sat May 7 19:14:05 CEST 2016
But how do you close and distribute a Pd patch so it’s not viewable? Can you open a Pd patch distributed as binary?
I only found this:
How do I compile a Pd-patch to run as a stand-alone application?
> On 07 May 2016, at 19:53, Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> In fact Max uses some Pd code inside it. I released Pd under BSD license
> partly to encourage that possibility.
> Pd is also used as part of game audio engines (I think the first game to use
> it was Spore, perhaps 10 years ago).
> So leverage away. Your tax money pays my salary (at least, if you live in
> California it does :) so the product is there for you to use as you wish.
> On Sat, May 07, 2016 at 07:14:49PM +0300, Matti Viljamaa wrote:
>> 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
>>> Interactive Media & Education
>>> https://patrickrpagano.wordpress.com/ <https://patrickrpagano.wordpress.com/>
>>> 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?
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