[Baypiggies] Django frontend alternatives

Simeon Franklin simeonf at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 23:56:42 CET 2010

Maybe Richard was referring to the Ext-JS toolkit he's using. It's had a
variety of licenses in the past - I think now it's dual-licensed commercial
and full GPL with a custom exception clause or something. A couple of years
ago when I was playing with different libraries (I was unhappy with
Scriptaculous so I tried out Mochikit, dojo, yui, Jquery, etc) Ext-JS had
really beautiful widgets and tons of turmoil in it's dev community due to
licensing issues - enough to keep me from investigating it further...

Simeon Franklin

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Alex Martelli <aleax at google.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM, K. Richard Pixley <rich at noir.com> wrote:
> > Alex Martelli wrote:
> >>
> >> Take a look at dojango, http://code.google.com/p/dojango/ -- it helps
> >> integrate Django with the Dojo javascript framework (not quite as
> >> popular as JQuery, but not too far -- for a Pythonista, Dojo has the
> >> advantage of being designed by Python enthusiasts, e.g. async
> >> operations use Deferred objects that are closely modeled after Twisted
> >> Python's own Deferreds, etc, etc).
> >
> > Dojo is also completely free software, which is a big win imo.
> Dojo can be used with AFL or BSD licenses at your choice; jQuery, with
> MIT or GPL licenses at your choice; Google's Closure Library, with
> Apache 2.0 license (Google's Closure Compiler, Closure Templates and
> Closure Inspector are also all Apache 2.0-licensed). So I'd say all of
> these Javascript frameworks are "completely free software" (so is
> dojango -- "New BSD" license, like Django), unless your definition of
> "completely free" is somewhat peculiar.
> Alex
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