compatibility and the OSD

John Cowan jcowan at
Thu Sep 30 03:02:27 UTC 2004

Chuck Swiger scripsit:

> Barring competent legal advice indicating otherwise, I would prefer to 
> assume that the terms of a software license mean exactly what they say 
> they mean.  

So do I.  The CNRI license specifies the terms for Python 1.6b1;
it is completely silent on any terms for derivative works.  "What
does not appear does not exist."

> Is the CNRI Python license clause 8 compliant with OSD #10?

On that point I have no opinion.

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