[Tutor] OT python Licences

Brian van den Broek bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca
Tue Jul 12 12:19:05 CEST 2005

Dave S said unto the world upon 12/07/2005 05:49:
> This is a bit OT but here goes.
> My work wants me to write a fairly large python script to analyze some
> technical ASCII data files. Python and its libraries are GPL.
> That being the case am I right in thinking that my script would also
> have to be GPL and I would have to inform my employer as I hand it over ?
> Secondly it would have to run in Windows, The results could pop up on a
> DOS window. However I was looking at QT until I read the Windows
> license. Are there any widget libraries that would allow me to program
> for windows commercially without any license or fees ?
> Thanks in advance
> Dave

Apologies if this is a dupe; flaky wifi connection on my end.

Python's not GPL. It is under the Python license, which allows for 
non-free (speech sense) uses that the GPL doesn't. It is 
GPL-compatible. (And, just in case, its use for anything other than 
Python is strongly discouraged.)



Brian vdB

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