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Re: TODO: Python bindings re-license

From: David James <james_at_cs.toronto.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 14:27:05 -0800

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 2:10 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> We still have in our tree (currently at
> trunk/www/license-for-python-bindings.html, but likely to be moved
> elsewhere) a special license for the Subversion Python bindings.  The
> document claims that the copyright for the bindings is dually held by
> CollabNet and by Edgewall (the folks behind Trac).
>
> I've not done much exploration here, but this seems odd to me.  As far as I
> remembered, our Python bindings don't use any Trac software at all.  I
> recall that we imported the Trac test framework some time ago, but I was
> under the impression that this was a limited dependency -- that the bindings
> tests were based on Trac's framework, but that no part of the bindings
> themselves were dependent on any of Edgewall's stuff.

Your memory is correct. The tests for the Python bindings tests
contain code from Trac, which is copyrighted by Edgewall and licensed
under the Revised BSD license. That's the only reason why the Edgewall
copyright is listed there.

Cheers,

David
Received on 2010-01-19 15:37:16 CET

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