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

Python(x,y) contact@pythonxy....
Thu Apr 17 02:27:31 CDT 2008


>>  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.

You are absolutely right: if it was so obvious, maybe it would have not
scared so many people!

On the previous Python(x,y) license, I did mention something like "all
packages included in Python(x,y) are distributed under their own
copyright/license". But when I updated the website, I tried to simplify
the license page... and it seems that I cut too much!
So, I will mention it again.

But I think that it will not be enought to reassure people. The terms
"Non-profit" seem to be a real problem in people's mind. So, I think I
will switch to OSL (even if I am convinced that it is not a real issue)
which has been approved by OSI.

Thanks for your comments.

PR



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