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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Dec 9 03:22:22 CET 2009

Ben Finney wrote:

> "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:
>> Specifically what rights are asserted that you are not willing to
>> grant?

Start with all the privilege that the PSF's Python license does not 
grant to Python users. For instance: modify before redistributing 
without notice. If the PSF is serious about its license, then it would 
not upload or allow Python to be uploaded to any other site or 
distribution that makes such a demand.

> As I said above, the PSF asserts the right to “use or disseminate any
> content that I upload on an unrestricted basis for any purpose”. Apart
> from the terribly vague “use”, that's not in line with the deliberately
> *restricted* rights granted by the copyright holder.

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