[Distutils] License for distribute_setup.py?
aclark at aclark.net
Sat Nov 24 21:30:27 CET 2012
On 2012-11-24 17:53:08 +0000, Eric McDonald said:
> The distribute project web site said that this is the mailing list for
> it, so I hope I'm asking my question in the right place.
> I've googled around some (including the archives for this list) and
> looked through some of the files at
> https://bitbucket.org/tarek/distribute/src, but have been unable to find
> out what the licensing terms for the 'distribute_setup.py' script,
The setup.py loosely defines "PSF or ZPL". I'm not sure if this is a
result of the fork or not (setuptools setup.py defines "PSF" only, I
> is made available to be bundled with other project's sources, are.
> research discovered that sources for the original PEAK setuptools can be
> under either the PSF or Zope licenses; I assume that a derivative work,
> such as distribute (?), would continue to be licensed along those lines.
Read the license terms:
> As 'distribute_setup.py' is in the same repo as the distribute sources,
> one might guess that it would also have the same license.
I don't think you have to guess :-)
> But, since
> this is a file intended to be used in other projects, I think a
> clarification on the issue would be nice. (Sorry, if I missed something
I'm not sure why you say it's intended to be used in other projects. In
any event: IANAL but it seems to me that if you use a portion of
distribute in your software (i.e. distribute_setup.py) you are using
distribute, period. I'm not sure if there is any value in making the
distinction between "a file from the software" and "the software".
> P.S. Not trying to create a ruckus about licensing. I am just trying to
> catalog all "alternative" licenses in effect for a project that I am
> working on.
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