[I18n-sig] Codec licenses

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 20:34:15 +0100

Hi everybody,

scanning through the CVS archive of the SourceForge python-codecs
project I found that most codec packages were placed under the GPL
for some reason. This makes the codecs unusable for software which
isn't GPL compatible and limits its usefulness considerably.

Please consider either moving to the LGPL which does not have the
GPL problems (other software relying on it will need to be shipped
under the GPL too), but still assures that your code remains freely
available or one of the Python licenses (preferrably the
old CWI one).

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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