[Python-Dev] License cleanup

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 17:16:10 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "GS" == Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
>     GS> Heck, how could people like PPSI, PythonWare, or D.C. truely
>     GS> like that license? Each of those companies uses "Python"
>     GS> significantly in their marketing and their business.
> Data point: I know that there are a number of companies that have
> embedded JPython in their commercial products.  So far I've had zero
> complaints from them on the JPython license.

Are they using it in their marketing, or simply as an underlying driving
force for their products?

If they *are* using it in their marketing, then they have exposed
themselves to a liability. According to the license that they are using,
they are not allowed to use JPython in their marketing. If they do, then
they are in breach of the license and it could be terminated on them.
Their products could no longer include JPython and they'd be SOL. 

I would be interested to hear from somebody using JPython and marketing it
and how they interpreted that license. Possibly I'm missing something, but
that language seems pretty darn clear to me.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/