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

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue May 10 17:19:09 CEST 2016

On 05/10/2016 04:38 PM, Roman Haefeli wrote:
>> 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.
> I'm just curious: If I implemented a way to close-source Pure Data
> patches, would I violate the GPL if I ship:
>  * Pd as a binary

no, because Pd is not distributed under the GPL.

>  * the GPL'd externals as binary with their source code and License
>  * my closed-source patch

inal, but i sincerely hope that this is a violation of the GPL.
(though i'm afraid that this is a bit fuzzy, and there might be some
loopholes or even larger holes to allow this).


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