license of SDK files - what is allowed?



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 07/11/2003 at 06:46, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   6.300 
    Platform:   Windows  ;   
    Language(s) :     C++  ;

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    Hi,

    I'm using the C++ SDK version 6.3 downloaded from http://www.plugincafe.com/sdk/cppsdk6300.zip but I can't find any license/terms of use information in the downloaded package (and not in http://www.plugincafe.com/sdk/cinema4dsdk7303.zip, either). The only thing close to copyright stuff is "all rights reserved" in most headers. What are the terms? I need to be able to distribute my geometry export plugin in source code form (it's part of diploma thesis) and would like to distribute SDK API headers and C++ wrappers code (i.e. api/ directory only, not the sample plugins provided in the archive) with it, so that people who want to compile the plugin don't have to download SDK separately (not to mention that it probably won't compile with R8 SDK).

    Additionally, I had to do small change to the headers (6.3 didn't have CameraObject although operatingsystem.h had everything that was needed, so I backported part of 7.3 SDK headers and it works). Are these things (modifications and redistribution) allowed? If not, what exactly can I do with the SDK?

    Thanks a lot!
    Vaclav



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 11/11/2003 at 15:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Instinctively I'd say that this should be allowed, but I'm a programmer and not a lawyer. I'll send your question along to someone inside MAXON who should know more and report back what I find out.



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 16/11/2003 at 11:32, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    You are in this case, and all similar ones, allowed to redistribute the SDK/API files. If you make any changes you must point those changes out to the reader. Otherwise the original should be distributed.
    Since there's no license, a written permission like this one needs to be obtained for everyone who wishes to redistribute the SDK/API. For future versions of the SDK/API the licensing statements should be more precise.



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 16/11/2003 at 13:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks!

    Vaclav


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