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license ?

Postby Jim_Mahoney » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:36 pm

What license is the code in the starter packages released under?

I'm using the python_starter_package.zip in a course I'm teaching at Marlboro College.
We're talking about project management, and I'd like to do some development on,
say, Google Code hosting, under a GPL license. But I'm not sure I can post your
python examples or java engines under such a license.

Thanks,

Jim_Mahoney, Marlboro College
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Re: license ?

Postby amstan » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:24 pm

I sent an email about this.
Though i'm pretty sure you'll be allowed to use it.
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Re: license ?

Postby jeff.cameron » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:31 am

Hi Jim! We're glad you're finding the code useful. You are fully encouraged to use any of the starter packages, and any content therein, for whatever purposes you want.

There has been some discussion of releasing the materials under the WTFPL: http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/. What do you think?
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Re: license ?

Postby Jim_Mahoney » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:33 pm

That's great; thanks.

The WTFPL would be fine ... it would just be nice to have something explicit in the distributions.
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Re: license ?

Postby mspang » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:05 am

I am the author of the python starter package (with the exception of freebot.py and northbot.py). You may do whatever you'd like with it, with no exceptions.

If you want some supporting documentation, I've added a copyright notice and an actual license (2-clause BSD) to the Python package. There will probably be a coordinated effort to do the same for as many starter packages as we are able.
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Re: license ?

Postby mspang » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:44 am

The authors of the Python, Java, Ruby, C++, and C# packages have all agreed to to license everything in those packages under the same license. So I've dropped a license file into all those packages.
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