Le Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:30:23 +0100, Stefan Behnel firstname.lastname@example.org a écrit :
Serhiy Storchaka, 27.01.2013 17:52:
Is Boost Software License  compatible with Python license? Can I steal some code from Boost library ?
Depends on what you want to do with it after stealing it.
Assuming you want to add it to CPython, two things to consider:
Isn't Boost C++ code?
Usually, people who contribute code to CPython must sign a
contributors agreement. As far as I understand it, that would be those who wrote it, not those who "stole" it from them.
That's the only potentially contentious point. Otherwise, the boost license looks like a fairly ordinary non-copyleft free license, and therefore should be compatible with the PSF license.
That said, we already ship "non-contributed" code such as zlib, expat or libffi; and even in the core you can find such code such as David Gay's dtoa.c.