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

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 06:16:10 CET 2009

On 2009-12-08 20:22 , Terry Reedy wrote:
> 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.

The usage terms do not allow the PSF to modify the uploaded packages. It can 
"reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, and publish the content," 
not modify it.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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