[Distutils] PEX at Twitter (re: PEX - Twitter's multi-platform executable archive format for Python)
vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 1 20:23:28 CET 2014
On Sat, 1/2/14, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
> distil isn't licensed so that I can even legally *use* it as
> far as I understand the law.
>From a quick Google search, I got the following from Daniel J. Bernstein's website at http://cr.yp.to/softwarelaw.html - the page entitled "Software user's rights":
What does all this mean for the free software world? Once
you've legally downloaded a program, you can compile it.
You can run it. You can modify it. You can distribute your
patches for other people to use. If you think you need a
license from the copyright holder, you've been bamboozled
by Microsoft. As long as you're not distributing the software,
you have nothing to worry about.
I don't see anything illegal about downloading from the BitBucket
page I linked to in my original post.
So, it doesn't seem all that clear cut ... I suppose it depends on the
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