[IronPython] Ironpython and Berkeley License

Jimmy Schementi jimmy at schementi.com
Thu Mar 3 17:08:09 CET 2011


That license applies to the CPython standard library. The Apache 2
License covers everything in IronPython*.dll.

~Jimmy

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Markus Schaber
<m.schaber at 3s-software.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The binary installer of IronPython 2.6 contains the lib subdirectory,
> which seems to be a rather 1:1 copy of the cPython standard library.
>
> This standard library contains a LICENSE.txt file that, besides others,
> contains the Berkeley Database License:
>
> --- snip ---
> This copy of Python includes a copy of Berkeley DB, which is licensed
> under the following terms:
> [...]
>
>  * 3. Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information on
>  *    how to obtain complete source code for the DB software and any
>  *    accompanying software that uses the DB software.  The source code
>  *    must either be included in the distribution or be available for no
>  *    more than the cost of distribution plus a nominal fee, and must be
>  *    freely redistributable under reasonable conditions. [...]
> --- snap ---
>
> This seems to be a GPL-like viral license, which would be somewhat
> harassing for our current project.
>
> However, it seems that the bsddb module is not included in IronPython
> (because it is not compatible with IronPython at the moment).
>
> Is there someone who can confirm that the Berkeley DB and the code
> covered by that license is currently not part of IronPython?
>
> Best regards
>
> Markus Schaber
>
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