[Bf-committers] 6dof support - where to get involved? Is it possible?

Joe Eagar joeedh at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 22:13:25 CET 2007

Stephen Swaney wrote:
> There appears to be some legal issues with the 3dconnexion license
> agreement for their SDK that make it incompatible with open source
> applications.  I'm not convinced that your attempts to get around the
> licensing issues are acceptable.  On the other hand, I am not a lawyer
> either.
> Someone (you?) posted an email from 3dconnections on the development
> forum which had zero information on the problem.
> Until 3dconnexion releases an SDK compatible with the GPL or you
> get their blessing for what you are doing, I would not expect
> much action.
Well we could always write a little stub program for the api, and 
communicate with it via sockets.  I understand that's the standard way 
of circumventing these problems, like gimp does it for their plugins.


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