LiveCode Widget Factory

Malte Pfaff-Brill revolution at
Thu Feb 22 17:25:30 EST 2018

TL;DR will we be able to use those commercial widgets in an open source context? If so, which license would fit?

Hey Todd,

Hoping not to waste your time here. This might be a long mail and I am unsure if I am to hit the send button at all. Having had one too many this evening I finally find some time again to take a peek at what is happening in the LiveCode universe.  As nowadays I mostly only skim the lists I was about to wish you good luck thinking this will be nice stuff,  but not for me. Nowadays I do not code much anymore. No more commercial projects. Making ends meet as a consultant nowadays. I have the luxury to look after one project that must be released under an open source license. I would have no problem at all paying for widgets for the project, however in the end I will have to put the end result under an open source license (not necessarily GPL, this is enforced by the need that the community version must be able to be used.) I do own a LC Indy subscription. I have just learned that something like a community plus version exists. That made me actually curious. Because it seems that that version is like community, but may use commercial widgets! Do you know what license requirements the end result of a compile of such a version needs to meet? I would love to be able to use all the nice stuff. No trouble paying up if it is good. But what I realese using those widgets I am willing to pay for if I include them must be open source. Is there a solution to that? If that would be an option, I’ll more than happily switch from GPL3 to something else, but how would that work? Mothership?



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