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Re: Roundup copyright DFSG free (take 2)?

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On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 07:48:28AM +1100, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2003 02:06 am, Bastian Kleineidam wrote:
> > the author clarified his license with regard to the Python version.
> > The version in question now is the PSF 2.1 license[1], which is
> > incompatible with GPL[2]. However, I think it's DFSG free and therefore
> > can be packaged. Any objections?
> >
> > [1] http://www.python.org/2.1/license.html
> > [2] http://www.python.org/2.1/fsf.html
> That second page actually finishes up indicating that the license in question 
> is modified to be GPL compatible. Indeed, the clause in question (7) appears 
> to be compatible in the 2.1 version.

[PSFL = Python Software Foundation License]
The last paragraph of [2] refers to PSFL 2.0.1 and the now released PSFL 2.1.1.
The license of roundup is referring to PSF 2.1, which is not GPL compatible.

Sorry to be so anal about that, the whole python licensing was a mess
then and there was even a move to put Python into non-free.
It would be much easier to use the latest PSF license, which is the
PSF 2.2[3]. It outlines a little the history of different Python

[3] http://www.python.org/2.2/license.html

Nevertheless, I am willing to put roundup into Debian if the Debian
legal team is happy with the license.

Cheers, Bastian
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