Your reply was just what I needed. I like your idea of a licenses.txt
I appreciate your work keeping Py2exe alive!
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From: "Jimmy Retzlaff" <jimmy@...>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:40:10 -0700
Subject: Re: [Py2exe-users] License and copyright text to include when
building commercial Py2exe executable
The GPL link you found is for MoinMoin, the wiki software we use for
py2exe.org. py2exe itself is MIT licensed:
That's not easy enough to find on the current site. :( I am not a
lawyer, but if you are just distributing an exe generated with py2exe
and that exe's functionality is substantially different from that of
py2exe itself (i.e., you didn't use py2exe on a variant of itself),
then I don't think you are required to provide attribution. That being
said, attribution is appreciated. I typically included a licenses.txt
with my distributions that looks something like this (and provide a
way to view it in About for GUI apps):
Software used by CoolProduct
Copyright (c) 2000-2008 Thomas Heller, Mark Hammond, Jimmy Retzlaff
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE
LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION
OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
A. HISTORY OF THE SOFTWARE
Python was created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum at Stichting
Mathematisch Centrum (CWI, see http://www.cwi.nl) in the Netherlands
as a successor of a language called ABC. Guido remains Python's
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 8:29 AM, <python@...> wrote:
> I'm looking for help on what copyright and license text to use (if any) in
> our documentation and help/about dialog for a commercial application created
> using a py2exe 'compiled' executable.
> I searched the py2exe.org web site and all I can find is a GPL license link
> which I assume(???) refers to the Py2exe source code itself and not the exe
> files generated by py2exe.
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