[Distutils] license for setuptools

Ian Cordasco graffatcolmingov at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 09:06:43 EDT 2016

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 7:35 AM, Marinier, Claude
<claude.marinier at lmco.com> wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:45:20 +0000
>> From: Eric Dill <thedizzle at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Distutils] license for setuptools
>> Hi Claude,
>> There was a recent discussion of the lack of a license file in setuptools
>> here: https://github.com/pypa/setuptools/issues/612 and another important
>> discussion here: https://github.com/pypa/setuptools/issues/132.  This is
>> probably the most relevant quotable bit from those two issues, from Jason
>> Coombs (the primary developer of setuptools:
>> "The [License :: OSI Approved :: MIT License] classifier isn't a suggestion but a
>> declaration and follows the distutils guide for declaring a license.
>> I consider inclusion of a license file redundant and error prone."
>> Hopefully this resolves your issue about not having an explicit license file.
> Thank you Eric and the others. I will use this information for the request.


Setuptools now ships a LICENSE file. I'm not sure if there's a release
available with it, but it's now in the SCM tree.

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