[IronPython] Ironpython and Berkeley License
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.
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Markus Schaber
<m.schaber at 3s-software.com> wrote:
> 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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