[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src LICENSE,,

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <effbot@telia.com
Sun, 3 Sep 2000 12:10:01 +0200

guido wrote:
> Modified Files:
>       Tag: cnri-16-start
> Log Message:
> Set a release date, now that there's agreement between
> CNRI and the FSF.

and then he wrote:

> Modified Files:
> Log Message:
> Various edits.  Most importantly, added dual licensing.  Also some
> changes suggested by BobW.

where "dual licensing" means:

    ! 3. Instead of using this License, you can redistribute and/or modify
    ! the Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
    ! published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at
    ! your option) any later version.  For a copy of the GPL, see
    ! http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.
what's going on here?  what exactly does the "agreement" mean?

(I can guess, but my guess doesn't make me happy. I didn't really
think I would end up in a situation where people can take code I've
written, make minor modifications to it, and re-release it in source
form in a way that makes it impossible for me to use it...)