[spambayes-dev] RE: [Python-Dev] RE: [Spambayes] Question (orpossibly a bug report)

Christian Reis kiko at async.com.br
Thu Aug 14 01:48:03 EDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 08:34:16PM -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I don't understand this bit. You'd rather use an undocumented API
> > function than an open source, well-tested, properly licensed set of
> > functions?
> I don't know what the exact requirements of this license are, but I
> assure you that redistributing code that is not under the PSF license
> is a pain, even if it's an open source license.  If we can get the
> original authors to contribute the code to the PSF without the
> requirement to include a license of any kind (beyond the PSF license)
> in redistributions, either by the PSF or downstream, even if those
> redistributions are commercial or contain proprietary code in addition
> to open source code.  This is what's possible with the PSF license,

You omit the predicate that follows this if clause, but I'm hoping you
meant something positive like `we will gladly accept it' <wink>

I'm waiting on Alex's answer on relicensing the code, but he's said on
IRC that he'd be willing to do it, so barring any environmental
disasters, that should be solved sometime soon.

Take care,
Christian Reis, Senior Engineer, Async Open Source, Brazil.
http://async.com.br/~kiko/ | [+55 16] 261 2331 | NMFL

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