wxPython Licence vs GPL

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Wed Nov 23 15:14:45 CET 2005


Andrea Gavana wrote:
> IIRC, wxPython license has nothing to do with GPL. Its license is far more
> "free" than GPL is.

That would be "free as in freeloading", right? (And no, I'm not
intending to start a licensing flame war with that remark, but I think
it's inappropriate to ignore central licensing concepts such as
end-user freedoms, and then to make sweeping statements about how
"free" the GPL is or isn't. If people want to use the GPL as a
convenient punchbag, I think they have to work a bit harder justifying
their gym subscription.)

> If you want to create commercial apps with wxPython, you can do it without messing
> with licenses. With GPL code is somewhat harder.

That's confusing "commercial" with "proprietary" or "closed source", by
the way.

Paul




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