[pypy-dev] speed.pypy.org and mercurial

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Fri Dec 17 16:06:17 CET 2010


On 02:48 pm, tobami at googlemail.com wrote:
>@Jean-Paul:  I thought it would only be a problem if the license was 
>GPLv3?

Yes, that's right.  But I got sad anyway.
>But in any case, what is the conclusion, if any? Can the Mercurial API
>be used from LGPL code or not?

This seems unanswerable.  If you believe some people, yes.  If you 
believe other people, no.  The only way to resolve the conflict is to do 
it, and either get sued by the copyright holder or not get sued by the 
copyright holder (you could argue that the outcome of the lawsuit must 
also be considered, but by the time you've gotten sued you probably 
don't care anymore).

Jean-Paul



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