[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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