[Python-Dev] (libffi) Re: Copyright issue

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Fri Jan 27 18:03:58 CET 2006

[I've added python-dev to cc:]

Anthony Green <green at redhat.com> writes:

> On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 17:08 +0100, Thomas Heller wrote:
>> Anyway, another question is: Is aclocal.m4 needed at all for building
>> (or maybe for regenerating the configure scripts), or is it optional?
> aclocal.m4 is required, but is only used as a build-time tool.  The fact
> that aclocal.m4 is distributed under the GPL should have no impact on
> the licensing terms used for software built using aclocal.m4.

If I understand correctly this means that the Python source distribution
would have to be GPL licensed, while the built programs would be able to
use another license.

I'm pretty sure this kills the whole idea (to include libffi in python).

Thanks, Thomas

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