Python 2.0b1 is released!

Remco Gerlich scarblac-spamtrap at pino.selwerd.nl
Thu Sep 7 10:31:23 CEST 2000


Remco Gerlich wrote in comp.lang.python:
> Grant Edwards wrote in comp.lang.python:
> > >There is something *you* can do, though:  tell CNRI how important Python's
> > >GPL-compatibility is to you,
> > 
> > I'm trying to figure out how GPL compatibility (or lack thereof) affects the
> > user.
> 
> For instance, I'm linking Python 2 with the readline lib now (which is GPL).
> That's standard on Linux.
> 
> If the two aren't compatible, I don't have a license to use the resulting
> binary. Since I have combined incompatible licenses, I don't have a license
> to the software at all.

I was wrong here. *Using* the program is unrestricted, no problem.
But I can't give the binary to a friend, since that is distribution, and it
would be under both licenses, which the FSF believes to be incompatible.

-- 
Remco Gerlich,  scarblac at pino.selwerd.nl

   This is no way to be
     Man ought to be free      -- Ted Bundy
       That man should be me



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