[Python-Dev] license issues with profiler.py and md5.h/md5c.c

Jeremy Hylton jhylton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 13:35:18 CET 2005

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 12:55:02 +0100, Matthias Klose <doko at cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> > Currently md5c.c is included in the python sources. The libmd
> > implementation has a drop in replacement for md5c.c. The openssl
> > implementation is a complicated tangle of Makefile expanded template
> > code that would be harder to include in the Python sources.
> I would prefer that one as a short term solution. Patch at #1118602.

Unfortunately a license that says it is in the public domain is
unacceptable (and should be for Debian, too).  That is to say, it's
not possible for someone to claim that something they produce is in
the public domain.  See http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6225


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