Open source, closed source, and the value of code

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Wed Mar 2 00:35:59 EST 2016

On 3/1/2016 9:53 PM, Robert Mann wrote:
> If livecode's wants that all stacks and content made with the Community
> version be fully GPL3 compatible,
> all media used in a stack must be under a CC BY-SA 4.0 type license, which
> is directly compatible with GPLv3.

I have been trying to follow this thread, not always successfully, but 
common sense tells me:

If your app stores media files separately on disk, they are not part of 
the app. They are just files that are loaded into the app. So if you 
have artwork, audio, video, etc. they can be stored on disk and licensed 
separately in whatever way you want.

The app itself, if developed with the community version, would have to 
be GPL. Other people who download your app could re-distribute it, alter 
it, and re-use it under the same GPL conditions. But they couldn't 
redistribute your media files as long as those files are licensed under 
their own, more restrictive license.

Does that sound right to all you guys who read up on this stuff?

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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