[IronPython] Gzip module

Sanghyeon Seo sanxiyn at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 11:47:47 CEST 2006

2006/9/24, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>:
> > For MS.NET, you can download #ziplib here:
> > http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/Default.aspx
> This is cool - and the license is good to. Previously I just saw GPL on
> this module and dismissed it.
> Hmmm... it would seem like commercial or GPL are the only two license
> choices for projects that use this module though. (I usually prefer BSD.)

No. This license is sometimes called "GPL + exception", and was specifically
crafted for GNU Classpath, an implementation of Java base class library.
Visit GNU Classpath site for more information, but it is (considered to be)
compatible with BSD or Apache or others if you *use* it, as opposed to create
a derivative work of it.

Actually, one of the original intent of this exception was to make it possible
to use Apache's Java libraries.

> > tarfile module is in pure Python and it should work okay on IronPython
> Great - when you have a fixed version, can you make it available please ?


Seo Sanghyeon

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