[SciPy-user] Python(x,y) license

Bruce Southey bsouthey@gmail....
Thu Apr 17 08:44:19 CDT 2008


Hi,
Please read the resources provided by the Software Freedom Law Center 
(http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources)  especially
"Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a GPL-Licensed Project: 
Guidelines for Developers" 
(http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2007/gpl-non-gpl-collaboration.html). 
This is mainly resulted from including BSD licensed code in a 
GPL-licensed project but many of the points are valid for other projects 
with non-GPL licenses.

While IANAL, you must pay special attention to all clauses of the 
licenses (especially the GPL V3) because you are redistributing code. 
Many terms only appear occur when redistributing code.

Regards
Bruce

Python(x,y) wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Ok, the new license was supposed to be very protecting for the licensor. 
> But, the side effect is that a lot of people misunderstood what is 
> licensed under it. In fact, this is only the software collection itself. 
> Each package is distributed under its own license/copyright. So, yes it 
> is possible to use it for commercial purpose, but the limitation is that 
> you can't sell the software collection itself... so I don't see why it 
> is bothering you.
>
> However, I am ready to change the license of the software collection if 
> this message is not clear enough. The purpose of this license was to 
> protect the licensor, and not prevent you from using it !!
>
> So, I am waiting for your feedback. And eventually, I will release 1.1.1 
> in OSL 3.0.
>
> Best regards,
>
> --
> P. Raybaut
> Python(x,y)
> http://www.pythonxy.com
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