[SciPy-user] Python(x,y) - New release 1.1.0

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Apr 17 02:13:44 CDT 2008


On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:03 AM, Python(x,y) <contact@pythonxy.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 11:07 PM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > > Python(x,y) is restricted to only use for non-profit?
>  >
>  > Seems like that according to:
>  >
>  > http://pythonxy.com/license.php
>  >
>  > Just a couple days ago there used to be an open source license. Well,
>  > that reduces me interest a lot, as I am not really motivated to
>  > contribute to a non-opensource solution.
>  >
>  > Ondrej
>
>  I am very sorry for all this misunderstanding.
>  First of all, the Non-profit OSL is an open-source license.

I think you need to be more careful with that language. The Non-profit
OSL very explicitly fails to meet the first clause of the Open Source
Definition:

http://opensource.org/docs/osd
"""
1. Free Redistribution

The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away
the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution
containing programs from several different sources. The license shall
not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.
"""

>  And obviously
>  it is the software collection which is licensed under it, not the
>  individual packages which all remain under their own license/copyright

It is not exactly obvious. Since there is no mention of the individual
licenses, one may easily think that you are trying to claim that this
license covers each package, not just the collection. A paragraph of
clarification on the license page would help a lot.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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