[Python-Dev] IPv6 and Windows

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Sun, 24 Jun 2001 20:08:13 +0200

"Martin v. Loewis" wrote:
> > > Is such a requirement acceptable for building the socket module on
> > > Windows?
> >
> > Isn't this the MS SDK that has the new "Open Source" license
> > clause in it ?!
> No, this has a different license text, which can be seen on
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/sdks/platform/tpipv6/download.asp
> On redistribution, it says
> # If you redistribute the SOFTWARE and/or your Source Modifications,
> # or any portion thereof as provided above, you agree: (i) to
> # distribute the SOFTWARE only in conjunction with, and as part of,
> # your Source Modifications which add significant functionality to the
> # SOFTWARE; (ii) to distribute the SOFTWARE and/or your Source
> # Modifications solely as part of your research and not in any
> # commercial product; (iii) the SOFTWARE and/or your Source
> # Modifications will not be distributed for profit; (iv) to retain all
> # branding, copyright and trademark notices included with the SOFTWARE
> # and include a copy of this EULA with any distribution of the
> # SOFTWARE, or any portion thereof; and (v) to indemnify, hold
> # harmless, and defend Microsoft from and against any claims or
> # lawsuits, including attorneys' fees, that arise or result from
> # the use or distribution of your Source Modifications.
> I don't know whether this is acceptable or not.

Most likely not: there are lots of commercial Python users out there
who wouldn't like these clauses at all... we'd also lose the GPL

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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