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Yes, I contacted GS and asked them about the exact policy.
Hope to hear back from them soon.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.So I told James (SenecaDesignLLC) to wait for GS's response.
laszlonagy wrote:Hmm... What about objects that are modified/fixed and then given back to the community on this forum, the depository or elsewhere? What's the protocol on that?
Based on what he told me he has the plan to modify such objects and offer them to other people as well for a price or on some donation basis, which can be considered redistribution of the modified GDL object content.
Attribution-NoDerivsSo any GDL Object coming from Graphisoft that has this license type (you can check the license type of any object by opening the object for editing, then check the License field in the Details page) cannot be modified.
This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
Karl wrote:So, we can tell other users
Thus, people can still provide instructions here about what lines of code to insert, as I read this... as long as the reader does the insertion/editing themselves and does not distribute the result.
Karl wrote:This seems an overly cautious interpretation of what Laszlo said. I read what he said as not allowing the redistribution for resale. (i.e. commercial gain) How would reposting a modified object for FREE violate the license terms? I don't think it would, at least as it has been presented here.
So, we can tell other users
how to modify an existing object as long as we do not post the modified object?
laszlonagy wrote:I was focusing on the above statement, Richard ("own purposes and use"). So, maybe more is possible, but at least we can give the lines of code to modify an object which is mostly what has been done here over the years...
The most important point:
A person or a firm is allowed to freely modify any GDL objects within the default ArchiCAD library for their own purposes and use.
Ilder wrote:If you mean you would use some GS macros, then if those macros are in the standard library and you do not re-distribute them and your object's code is 100% newly written by you, then yes, you can distribute/sell your object.
i need to understand, if i want to make a new object, something complex like a window.
I don't want to overwrite the GS object so let's say i use save as and give it a new name. Doing so i can use some GS code parts (without the object won't even work).
The new object can be redistributed, and make profit from it?