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Re: Proposed Grail and JPython Licenses

> Guido van Rossum writes:
> > Ask your own lawyer.

John Hasler:
> We don't have one.  We cannot afford to pay attorneys, and they evidently
> do not consider free software projects worthy of their pro bono efforts.
> > I really can't tell what harm there is here.
> The license clearly grants the right to redistribute to anyone who gets the
> software from your site, but do those who receive copies from a licensee
> also get a license, or just a copy?  This is important because we require
> that anyone who receives a copy from us also get the right to redistribute.

I'm not a lawyer either, but I repeat my opinion that the license
allows this.

> Consider Cheap Bytes.  They download Debian from the Debian archives and
> the press and sell CD's.  Could they get a nasty letter from CNRI's lawyers
> telling them they must destroy all their CD's because they do not have a
> license from CNRI?  I don't think this is the case, but it would be better
> to have it clear.

Hmm...  Cheap Bytes must have a lawyer they can have look into this if 
they are as paranoid as you are.

But I repeat my statement above -- I think there is no danger about
this.  It is certainly not my intention to send nasty letters to
people who increase the distribution of JPython or Grail!

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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