[Catalog-sig] Commercial software listings?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 23:48:37 CET 2010


On 2010-01-11 15:50 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> Is PyPI intended for the listing of paid commercial software?
>
> Given "If you have some free software or open source modules that you've
> polished up and would like to contribute, we'd love to have them
> included in the PyPI!" from
>
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/CheeseShopTutorial
>
> I thought not, but
>
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/emma/1.0
>
> for instance, has a 1000 euro license fee. If this is OK, I think there
> should be an indication on such listings so one not interested in paying
> such a fee would not waste time. Or there should be a separate
> 'commercial software' section with paid listings.

Most of these packages, including emma, correctly have the "License :: 
Other/Proprietary License" classifier attached to them.

-- 
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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