Subject: Re: compatibility and the OSD
From: Chuck Swiger <chuck@codefab.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:04:44 -0400

Hi, Larry--

On Sep 28, 2004, at 8:18 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:
>> Python is "open source software", even if the older version of it's
>> license has an "ACCEPT" button in contradiction of OSD #10.
>
> That is not in contradiction to OSD #10.  What that OSD provision 
> prevents is
> a license requirement that all downstream distributions also use an 
> "ACCEPT"
> button.

The CNRI Python license starts with:

"BY CLICKING ON "ACCEPT" WHERE INDICATED BELOW, OR BY COPYING, 
INSTALLING OR  OTHERWISE USING PYTHON 1.6, beta 1 SOFTWARE, YOU ARE 
DEEMED TO HAVE AGREED TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE 
AGREEMENT."

...and clause 2 states "...provided, however, that CNRIs License 
Agreement is retained in Python 1.6b1, alone or in any derivative 
version prepared by Licensee."

Doesn't the Python Software Foundation License, which corresponds to 
python-2.x, include the "ACCEPT" button from the CNRI Python v1.6b1 
license?

-- 
-Chuck