[Python-Dev] License cleanup

ping@lfw.org ping@lfw.org
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 00:31:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I believe the text of the license and forms we use is quite
> uncontroversial; these very same words have been used for JPython for
> quite a while.  The words are all on the web:
> http://www.python.org/1.5/pylicense.html	[proposed license]
> http://www.python.org/1.5/bugrelease.html	[email release]
> http://www.python.org/1.5/wetsign.html	[wet signature release]

Hi all.  I'm sorry i haven't contributed anything to the
relative-import and python-path discussions of late, but
that's because so far i haven't had any ideas that have
crossed my threshold of being sufficiently insightful to
propose.  I will follow the discussion with much interest.

I'm afraid i have to say that the revocation clause makes
me pretty uncomfortable.  I know that it says CNRI will
revoke only on a "material breach", but i still have a
nasty suspicion that it sounds frightening enough to scare
many people away.  I don't think we want that.

I suppose Greg's other points of contention are valid too
but it's really the revocation that bugs me the most.

-- ?!ng