Pd, as well as this compilation of Pd-related software known as Purr Data a.k.a. Pd-l2ork 2.x, is copyrighted software by various authors, but it is distributed as open-source software, which means that it can be used freely and without any costs under the appropriate license terms, as detailed below.
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Pd-l2ork includes a large number of bundled abstractions and externals by various authors. These can be found in the abstractions, externals and Gem subdirectories in the source, and in the extra subdirectory of the Pd-l2ork library directory of the installed application. Each of these items has its own open-source license under which it is distributed (mostly different variations of the BSD license or the GPL), so please check the corresponding license files in the source or the extra directory of the installed package for license information pertaining to each of the different software modules.
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Purr Data (by Jonathan Wilkes) is based on Pd-l2ork (by Ico Bukvic) which in turn is based on Pd-extended (by Hans-Christoph Steiner), which is licensed under the GPL (GNU Public License) version 3, replicated below. Please note that this license applies to all parts of this package which are not accompanied by their own license conditions (such as the Pd core and the bundled software, as detailed above).
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