Does the python library of Google Data API is truly free?

Lie Lie.1296 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 22:40:45 CEST 2008


On Jun 10, 1:36 am, Kless <jonas.... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> The Python Client Library for Google Data APIs [1] has been licensed
> as Apache 2.0 -a free license- but at the same time they are
> restricting the rights of the users with these conditions [2], and I
> don't like for anything this.
>
> --With a hand I show you one thing but with the another one I make
> another thing very different--.
>
> I'm goingo to write anything of those terms of a "free software":
>
(snip)
>
> There is certain deceit because they have used a free license as
> Apache 2.0 so that people think that it is a free program, but it
> stops of being it when there are terms/conditions of this style.

Do you notice that the terms are for the SERVICE not for the SOFTWARE.
The terms for the service is quite reasonable, as I see it.
The software itself is governed by the Apache License 2.0, detailed
here: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

> They use to the community to get information as data about geo-
> localization. You haven't any right about its *free software* but they
> get all rights about your content. And they could cancel the service
> when they want.
>
> In addition these terms are more restrictive that the owner software,
> because you could not duplicate any service.
>
> Please read well those terms and conditions before of use that library
> because *IT IS NOT FREE SOFTWARE*.
>
> [1]http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/
> [2]http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/client-py-terms.html




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