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Re: TODO: Python bindings re-license

From: Роман Донченко <DXDragon_at_yandex.ru>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:19:12 +0300

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> писал в своём письме Tue, 19 Jan
2010 17:57:17 +0300:

> David James wrote:
>> 2010/1/18 Роман Донченко <DXDragon_at_yandex.ru>:
>>> Also note that I want to eventually remove the trac directory and
>>> integrate
>>> non-duplicate tests from there into the "main" testsuite - albeit I'm
>>> not
>>> sure if I'm allowed to do that. Maybe we can persuade Edgewall to
>>> formally
>>> contribute those parts to ASF so we can manupulate them freely?
>>
>> Hi Roman,
>>
>> The revised BSD license is quite permissive, so there are no
>> restrictions on how you integrate Trac code into the Subversion
>> codebase as long as the original copyright notice and license terms
>> from Edgewall are included with the software. This means that yes,
>> according to the license, you are welcome to remove the Trac directory
>> and integrate its contents into the Python test suite.
>>
>> See also the original discussion of Trac licensing at
>> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2005-08/0204.shtml
>
> I'd be lying if I said I cared a lick about the licensing of our Python
> bindings *tests*. But unless I'm mistaken, there's no reason for the
> bindings themselves to carry additional copyright and license baggage.
> If
> that's the case, I hereby request that we drop said baggage immediately.
>

Well, we can't drop it entirely, we should just move into a more
appropriate place (i.e. the tests/trac directory) and clarify which code
it applies to.

Roman.
Received on 2010-01-19 16:20:21 CET

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