#2 License


Is there any particular reason why Psyco is under GPL
and not some kind of Python-like license?


  • Armin Rigo

    Armin Rigo - 2002-09-16

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    Yes, there is a reason: it was some kind of research project
    and I didn't want people to add support for their own specific
    features without releasing it back again. This might have
    killed the project at the beginning. Now it is (a bit) more
    mature, and I am considering relicensing.

    A Python-style license (probably Python's own) is of course
    the plan. The people who contributed a bit of code to Psyco
    know about this and have already agreed to the idea.

    So definitely, I will re-license Psyco soon.

  • Armin Rigo

    Armin Rigo - 2002-09-16
    • priority: 5 --> 6
    • assigned_to: nobody --> arigo
  • Armin Rigo

    Armin Rigo - 2002-09-24

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    I am about to re-license Psyco. I am considering using the MIT License
    for its simplicity, but one might argue that the Python License itself
    would be a better fit. It seems however that the latter (in either the
    old CNRI version or by the Python Software Foundation) is explicitely
    written as an agreement between the CNRI or PSF and the user, which
    is not the case for Psyco. Besides, the minimalistic MIT License suits
    me more.

    Any comments?

  • Armin Rigo

    Armin Rigo - 2002-10-01
    • status: open --> closed
  • Armin Rigo

    Armin Rigo - 2002-10-01

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    I chose the MIT License.


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