[Catalog-sig] Troubled by changes to PyPI usage agreement

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Dec 4 14:20:26 CET 2009


Hello,

> The content that I submit to PyPI is licensed under specific license
> terms. That certainly does *not* allow the PSF to “use or disseminate
> any content that I upload on an unrestricted basis for any purpose”,
> etc.; it allows only those acts permitted by the license terms granted
> in the work.

I think the premise is that any FLOSS license (as recognized by the OSI or,
similarly, by the FSF) allows to “use and disseminate [...] on an unrestricted
basis for any purpose”.

Perhaps explicitly restricting PyPI to FLOSS would be simpler than this kind of
legalese?

Regards

Antoine.




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