hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Sun Jan 19 23:52:59 CET 2003
> Would the practice of silently overwriting a file that is part of the
> standard Python distribution in any way constitute a violation of the
> Python license.
No. It definitely is not. And trying to go after another developer because
you don't like the way their package installs is itself, "at the minimum,
If you don't like it, don't use it. You already recommended a change to the
developer, that's about all you can do. Or you can:
1 Recommend that users not use the 3rd party package.
2 Recommend that they apply a patch to it (which you provide in your
3 Fork the 3rd party package and maintain it yourself with the change.
4 Figure out how to live with the way the package works now, and write a
work-around into your code.
I'd probably opt for #2 or possibly #4, based on the small amount of
information you've posted about the problem.
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