[IPython-dev] PyQt4 & GPL in IPython

Ville M. Vainio vivainio at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 03:21:41 EST 2008

On Jan 14, 2008 1:37 AM, Darren Dale <darren.dale at cornell.edu> wrote:

> Personally, I'd like to see a qt4 version of the gui as well. I would be
> willing to work on it, but before I do we would need to discuss the license
> issue. Specifically, would it need to be distributed as a separate package,
> or a namespace package? Would ipython entertain such a possibility? I'm not
> an advocate for setuptools, but I do use PyQt4 heavily for my own work and
> would like to find a way to work with it while keeping all parties happy
> concerning license. I guess this discussion should occur in another thread.

I suppose separate modules is enough, as long as the GPL'd modules can
be removed without disrupting the rest of IPython.

That is, if someone wants a pure-BSD (or BSD-like) IPython, he just
removes the GPL'd modules and distributes that version.

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