[issue12417] Inappropriate copyright on profile files
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Mon Jun 27 09:31:43 CEST 2011
New submission from Paul Hildebrandt <paul_hildebrandt at yahoo.com>:
profile.py and pstats.py have an inappropriate copyright for some. These files were contributed by a company that was acquired by Disney. I have a patch that has passed Disney legal to resolve the problem.
The following is the cogent part of a conversation between Matthias Klose and myself. He is including information about the issue:
The current license for the Python profiler is not conforming to the
(Debian free software guidelines).
"This permission is explicitly restricted to the copying and
modification of the software to remain in Python, compiled Python,
or other languages (such as C) wherein the modified or derived code
is exclusively imported into a Python module."
third paragraph state:
The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must
allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license
of the original software."
- Does somebody knows about the history of this license, why it is
more restricted than the Python license?
- Is there a chance to change the license for these two modules
components: Library (Lib)
title: Inappropriate copyright on profile files
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