[IronPython] Ironpython and Berkeley License
m.schaber at 3s-software.com
Thu Mar 3 08:27:48 PST 2011
We use IronPython 2.6 which is not covered by the Apache license, but still by some Microsoftish license.
However, we want to redistribute the python part of the python standard library (which is distributed with the IronPython 2.6.2 binary installer for windows as well), so our users can use the full power of all those nice .py modules, and those are covered by a LICENSE.txt file which contains a concatenation of several licenses that also cover the 3rd party libraries implemented in C delivered with cPython.
As it seems, however, the packager of the IronPython installer simply copied the LICENSE.txt without removing those licenses that don't apply to the pure python part of the license.
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Von: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] Im Auftrag von Jimmy Schementi
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. März 2011 17:08
An: Discussion of IronPython
Betreff: Re: [IronPython] Ironpython and Berkeley License
That license applies to the CPython standard library. The Apache 2 License covers everything in IronPython*.dll.
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Markus Schaber <m.schaber at 3s-software.com> wrote:
> The binary installer of IronPython 2.6 contains the lib subdirectory,
> which seems to be a rather 1:1 copy of the cPython standard library.
> This standard library contains a LICENSE.txt file that, besides
> others, contains the Berkeley Database License:
> --- snip ---
> This copy of Python includes a copy of Berkeley DB, which is licensed
> under the following terms:
> * 3. Redistributions in any form must be accompanied by information
> * how to obtain complete source code for the DB software and any
> * accompanying software that uses the DB software. The source
> * must either be included in the distribution or be available for
> * more than the cost of distribution plus a nominal fee, and must
> * freely redistributable under reasonable conditions. [...]
> --- snap ---
> This seems to be a GPL-like viral license, which would be somewhat
> harassing for our current project.
> However, it seems that the bsddb module is not included in IronPython
> (because it is not compatible with IronPython at the moment).
> Is there someone who can confirm that the Berkeley DB and the code
> covered by that license is currently not part of IronPython?
> Best regards
> Markus Schaber
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