Re: Proposed Grail and JPython Licenses
> > What about buying a Debian cdrom, or borrowing one, or getting a copy
> > from someone on a floppy disk?
> Ask your own lawyer. I really can't tell what harm there is here.
> Everyone else seems to find the licence acceptable if a bit tedious to
> read -- I'm the first to admit the latter but I am unable to fix it.
A have to admit that I have a little bit trouble with the first paragraph
as well: Simply out of the fact that I have not yet seen any site beyond
CNRI distribute Grail or JPython. The current way to download Python
looks very much like a registration procedure, even if the current
license doesn't require a registration.
But judging from the remainder of the now proposed license, I guess the
spirit of the license is that anybody can give away the work as usual with
open-source and whoever received it is allowed to step into the license
and use the product accordingly. Even if you'll say that this can be no
legal advice: Is that correct in your opinion, Guido ? If you say yes,
that should suffice for me.
In the end, if we wanted to be sure, we could put a version into main,
somebody could download it from there and ask CNRI if he's now allowed to
use it according to the license terms. Depending on CNRI's answer, we
still could decide to remove it from main without legal consequences (at
least that's how I would understand (7) ;-)