Subject: Re: Potentially Thorny GPL Issue
From: Glen Starchman <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 12:45:12 -0700

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> I don't think so.  Python 2.0.1 has a *GPL-compatible* license, which
> just means it is a very liberal open source license.  (More like BSD
> but written by more verbose lawyers. :-)

Sorry... the slip of the proverbial tongue! 

> > so that isn't an issue... but the
> > installer? Does the use of a GPLed program to deliver a non GPLed
> > program violate the GPL? 
> I would doubt it, although the details may depend on how it works.
> Imagine a GPL'ed archive creation program -- that doesn't make the
> contents of the archives you create fall under the GPL!

Well... let's hope not! Although I can think of a few people in the
FS world who might want that to be the case. 

Thanks the heads up, Guido, on the Python/Jython licenses. 

Glen Starchman
Enabled Ventures/Enabled Technology Group