FOR APPROVAL - Python License Changes

Karl Fogel kfogel at
Wed Aug 31 17:08:18 UTC 2011

Joel Rees <joel_rees at> writes:
>From my (out of context) pov, it would be worth asking the Python
>community whether they might not want to make that clause more
>readable in the new version, but to also ask what the practice is
>relative to the clause, rather than try to determine the meaning
>without their help.

If the answer is "Diffs can be considered a summary", then there is no
need for the clause, because it's trivial for anyone to generate a diff
themselves given two source code releases anyway.  If the answer is
"Diffs are not considered a summary", then the clause is problematic for
the reasons I gave in my earlier mail.

We're still waiting for a response from someone at PSF.  I may try to
nudge some other people there -- if anyone here knows a PSF'er who can
address the issues raised in this thread, please tap them.


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