Python 2.0b1 is released!

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Sep 7 11:36:37 CEST 2000


In article <LNBBLJKPBEHFEDALKOLCOEIHHEAA.tim_one at email.msn.com>, Tim
Peters <tim_one at email.msn.com> writes
....
>
>There is something *you* can do, though:  tell CNRI how important Python's
>GPL-compatibility is to you, and also tell the FSF!  They're the ones who
>have to reach agreement here.  Given CNRI's and the FSF's positions today,
>there is nothing BeOpen.com can do on its own to make Python 2.0
>GPL-compatible according to the FSF's current view.  The only parties with
>the power to change that are CNRI and the FSF, so the best thing you can do
>to help is to tell them that you personally need to see them resolve this.
>If they don't, all Python users will suffer (even the ones who don't like
>the GPL -- they owe a debt to their GPL brethren whether they acknowledge it
>or not).
>
>i'd-rather-be-programming-myself-ly y'rs  - tim

These licensing issues seem more and more crazy, the GPL seems to me to
be more trouble than it's worth. According to Linux Weekly news RMS is
not content that Qt is now GPL'd and wants to punish those that linked
GPL'd code with Qt when it wasn't open source. As if Geeks with Guns
wasn't bad enough do we really want Nerds with Lawyers?
-- 
Robin Becker



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