Are the tsxAPI*.doc redistributable? License terms?

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Are the tsxAPI*.doc redistributable? License terms?

Post by borgcone » 07 Jun 2018, 13:10

I'm remastering my old plugin for trueSpace series as I wrote in:
https://united3dartists.com/forum/v ... f=4&t=5473
It works as an alternative Python interpreter, and users can call most tsxAPI functions described in tsxAPI*.doc using Python scripts. We were able to download SDKs freely from Caligari's (later Microsoft's) site in those days, and I downloaded (as far as I know) all SDKs and their tsxAPI*.doc. But it's difficult to find stable download sites for the SDKs nowadays, and users may not be able to use this plugin practically or effectively without the documents. So, I wonder if I should bundle the tsxAPI*.doc with my plugin I'll release in the near future. I read Caligari's old download page backed-up in 2001 and each of documents to check the license terms again, but cannot find any information.

My questions are;
Are the tsxAPI*.doc in the tS SDKs redistributable?
Is there any license information of tsxAPI*.doc?
Should I ask Microsoft support?

PM is also OK
Thank you.
borgcone ... or 3DfromNULL at https://biglode.com/ptsxpy

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Re: Are the tsxAPI*.doc redistributable? License terms?

Post by v3rd3 » 08 Jun 2018, 02:45

MS will not even respond to queries regarding terms for releasing TS code to other developers or open sourcing the product. There are cross licensing issues with the built-in proprietary renderer code and apis so that would be the only real consideration I can think of....

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Re: Are the tsxAPI*.doc redistributable? License terms?

Post by bitkar » 08 Jun 2018, 09:45

i also think that MS doesnt care about tS at ALL.
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Re: Are the tsxAPI*.doc redistributable? License terms?

Post by RAYMAN » 09 Jun 2018, 06:40

What is interesting for MS is parts of the new TS..mainly the 1d 2d 3d aspect!
Rest of it isnt realy interesting for them but..its them who owns it now...so legaly ..its MS properties!😏

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Re: Are the tsxAPI*.doc redistributable? License terms?

Post by borgcone » 09 Jun 2018, 22:52

Thank you for the replies.
I will prepare some original brief syntax documents that don't include information from the SDK as far as possible.
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