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 Post subject: Add a hint on how own programs may be distributed
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 1:04 pm 
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In the PB help I don't find any hint how it is allowed to distribute the own programs / libraries created with PureBasic.
Such a hint (license text) is necessary, because the programs created with PureBasic contain components, which are copyrighted by the PureBasic authors.

For example:
The programs / libraries created with PureBasic may be distributed in any way.
Copyright notices and licenses only have to be mentioned by using the third-party libraries. Have a look at the PB help under "Reference Manual => Legal Information".

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:29 am 
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Hi Sirco

It's in the Help, under Reference Manual, Legal Information.

https://www.purebasic.com/documentation/reference/license_application.html
https://www.purebasic.com/documentation/reference/license_engine3d.html

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:30 pm 
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I'm already aware of that. I mentioned it in my text proposal for the help in the first post (the example text).

I mean the PureLibraries:
Code:
purebasic/purelibraries
├── 2ddrawing
├── array
├── audiocd
├── billboard
├── camera
├── cgi
├── cipher
├── ciphercrc32
├── ciphermd5
├── ciphersha1
├── ciphersha2
├── ciphersha3
├── database
├── date
and so on
These PureLibraries were created by the PB developers and are somehow included in the EXE file when their commands are used in the PB code. So there is a PureLibrary code included in the EXE file that is copyrighted by the PB developers. Copyrighted material may not be redistributed without the permission of the copyright holders. In the PB help, however, no permission is granted to us anywhere that the own programs created with PureBasic and including these PureLibrarys can be used freely for commercial and non-commercial programs.

When I program a painting program and the program users paint pictures with it, the copyright is not inherited from my program also to the pictures (the pictures contains no data copyrighted by me). However, if my painting program adds my watermark image to each image, then I am partially the copyright holder of the image, because it contains my watermark image, of which I am the copyright holder.

I am not a lawyer, I have only read some texts about copyright and licenses, so I can be wrong here and everything is ok.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 pm 
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I have found this:
Can I create commercial applications with PureBasic ?

Yes. Once you get PureBasic, you can do any kind of program (freeware, shareware and even commercial applications) without have to pay any extra costs to Fantaisie Software.

I agree that the help section "Terms and Conditions" should contain something similar.

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