[Python-Dev] Would GPL on python-mode.el be a problem?
barry at python.org
Wed Jan 28 11:59:38 EST 2004
On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 11:22, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Not too long ago, Matthias Klose submitted an enormous patch (1370 lines) to
> python-mode.el (only 3804 lines itself):
> I decided to start disecting it today and immediately ran into this comment
> by Dave Love (fx at gnu.org):
> ;; This file contains significant bits of GPL'd code, so it must be
> ;; under the GPL. -- fx
I saw that too, and also blissfully ignored it.
> During the python-mode project's short life, I've copied python-mode.el over
> to the Python project's Misc directory a few times. I thought I'd better
> ask if GPL-ness would present a problem. I have always remained blissfully
> unaware of licensing details, so I have no grasp of what the ramifications
They are, of course, of tarpit proportions. :)
I'd start by asking Dave Love for a deeper analysis of exactly which
parts of python-mode he thinks are derived from GPL'd software.
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