[I18n-sig] JapaneseCodecs and the license

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 08 Jun 2001 19:05:28 +0200

Paul Prescod wrote:
> "M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> >
> >...
> >
> > Great... this is very good news ! I just wish some of the
> > other codec authors would follow your example. Anyway,
> > your move will certainly improve the usability of Python in Asia.
> Frank Chen has agreed to do the same for Chinese codecs. I asked him if
> he would do so a few days ago. He sent me a zipfile with a license that
> is:
> "It is licensed under the same license as Python 2.1."
> I can send this zipfile on to you, MAL and you could look them over and
> then if they meet your approval you could check them into the codecs
> directory. Does that sound good?

I'll have to get BDFL approval on that first since these
codec are huge. When we first discussed these issues it was
decided to keep the codecs in a separate package which was
to be maintained by packagers like ActiveState ;-)

I'm not so sure anymore, though, since adding a few more
100kB to the distribution archive will certainly not hurt anybody 
these days and it would certainly gain some user base in Asia...
which we are currently losing to [that other Japanese scripting 
language ;-)].

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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