[pypy-dev] Licensing: [gnu.org #335118]

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Tue May 22 15:36:53 CEST 2007

Hi colleagues,

finally I got this answer from gnu.org which I didn't expect.
I'm not sure that I understand what he's saying, I thought
it is a problem. What should I reply?

cheers - chris

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Yoni Rabkin via RT" <licensing at fsf.org>
> Date: 22. Mai 2007 10:55:00 MESZ
> To: tismer at stackless.com
> Subject: [gnu.org #335118]
> Reply-To: licensing at fsf.org
> Hello,
> Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We
> rely on volunteer effort and often have difficulties keeping up.
>> My question is if there is any chance to distribute binaries which  
>> use
>> readline, without having to change PyPy's license?
> Here is the situation as I see it: The parts of PyPy have 4 different
> licenses: The Pyrex license, the Python license, the Expat license and
> the Unicode license. The parts which interact with GNU Readline  
> seem to
> be under GPL compatible licenses. So there should not be any problem
> with linking to the GNU Readline library and distributing under the  
> GPL.
> Is that a problem?
> --
> I am not a lawyer, the above is not legal advice
>    Regards, Yoni Rabkin

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