[Python-Dev] VC 7.1 maintenance?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jul 5 07:43:23 CEST 2004

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> However, if you distribute Python binaries that require that DLL, your
> logic that users already have it if they're going to build Python is
> irrelevant.

Well, I won't distribute Python binaries: the PSF, or, more
specifically, Thomas Heller will. For the PSF, the GPL is not binding,
since Python is not licensed under the terms of the GPL.

My logic was talking about Python *extension* modules. Those don't
have to include a copy of the runtime, as the Python installation
will already have it.

However, this is all theoretical, as apparently nobody is concerned
anymore that they couldn't do what they wanted to do (they may still
be concerned that others couldn't do what they wanted to do, but this
is still theoretical unless these others step forward).


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