Public Domain Python
g2 at seebelow.org
Wed Sep 13 09:04:39 CEST 2000
> >>>>> "G" == Grant Griffin <g2 at seebelow.org> writes:
> G> From a practical point of view, I doubt anyone would want to
> G> fully re-implement Python purely for this reason, given that it
> G> is already free/open, and the worst thing that can be said about
> G> its license is that too many lawyers spoiled its legal broth.
> Well, it's been reimplemented twice before, and I had the impression
> that at least one of those implementations was written almost
> Not that I'm volunteering, but it's not so far-fetched that this could
> Write-one-to-feed-to-the-lawyers'ly yrs
<hehe> -- Good point. (I've just been reading "The Mythical Man-Month",
so that one really hits home.)
But are you _sure_ that anyone has writtten Python almost
It depends on what you mean by "Python". Perhaps you're thinking of the
"core", but by "Python", I mean the entire thing: all C source, all
Python libraries, all documents, all miscellany. After all, if the goal
of a public-domain reimplementation is to defeat the existing license,
the existing license applies to virtually all of that stuff.
> Speak softly but carry a big carrot.
Speak softly but carry a big megaphone.
Grant R. Griffin g2 at dspguru.com
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