Re: Python 1.6 released and GPL incompatible
On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 11:43:21AM +0200, Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> Still, if 1.6 were to replace 1.5.2, we had to check all packages that
> depend on Python, if we think their license is still compatible with the
> new Python license, and remove them if it's not. I'd opt against this.
Yup, that sounds bad.
> 2) Include both Python 1.5.2 and 1.6 in woody/main. The 1.6 packages
> would not satisfy the dependencies of existing packages; any maintainer
> who'd make a package depend on Python 1.6 would have to make sure that
> its license is compatible with the Python 1.6 license.
Install in a parallel tree (/usr/lib/python1.6, e.g) and use
alternatives to manage /usr/bin/python, so that someone can install
1.5 and 1.6 side-by-side. This would be my favoured solution.
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