Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: licensing

Quiet Enjoyment March 23rd, 2006

I just found this reading through the Amazon Web Services license: EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AMAZON DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. (emphasis mine).

Twenty questions about the GPL July 13th, 2009

foo.py is a Python library released under the GPLv3. bar.py is a library distributed commercially. If bar contains import foo, must bar.py be released under the GPL? Does the answer change if foo.py does not ship with bar.py, but nonetheless requires foo.py to function? Does the answer change if foo.py does not ship with bar.py and does not require its presence to function? libfoo.so is a C shared library released under the GPLv3.…