[music-dsp] looking for a flexible synthesis system technically and legally appropriate for iOS development

Morgan Packard morgan at morganpackard.com
Tue Feb 8 11:00:19 EST 2011


I want to note in case I don't have time to respond to all your emails
individually that I REALLY appreciate the time all of you have taken
to think about my question and respond.
Thank you very  much.
-Morgan

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Stefan Kersten <sk at k-hornz.de> wrote:
> On 08.02.11 10:08, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
>> Ross Bencina wrote:
>>
>>> Morgan wrote:
>>>
>>>> SuperCollider -- GPL licence, would require that I open-source my app
>>>
>>> Are you sure this is the case? even if you run scserver in a separate
>>> process (assuming you can do that on iOS) and call it from your own code via
>>> OSC without using sclang? I don't know either.. but it might be worth
>>> checking further.
>>
>> Yes, it is 100% totally OK to have two peices of software, one GPL
>> and the other non-GPL, running in separate processes and communicating
>> via a pipe, a socket or stdin/stdout.
>
> that covers the "i don't want to open-source my app" part but it doesn't help
> with the "apple doesn't want GPL apps in their store" part, because you would
> still have to distribute an scsynth binary with your application - under the
> terms of the GPL.
>
> the known precedents make it a risky undertaking trying to distribute _any_
> GPL'd application through the app store, because apple might decide to take it
> out in any moment; not a sound foundation to build any business model on ...
>
> <sk>
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