On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 12:00:07PM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> From: Toby Dickenson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: James Wilson  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: [Zope-dev] SessionManager, BerkeleyDB, and license compatability
> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 15:04:28 +0100
> I understand from the SessionTracking wiki that this product may use
> BerkeleyDB
> http://www.zope.org/Wikis/DevSite/Projects/CoreSessionTracking/CurrentStatus
> The BerkeleyDB license at http://www.sleepycat.com/licensing.html
> indicates that it may only be distributed free of charge with software
> that is 'freely available and redistributable by others'.
> We are currently using Zope to develop an application that does not
> fall into this category. It would be a serious problem for us if
> Zope's core had a dependency on code with this type of license.

If I remember correctly some information I got on the Python newsgroups
long time ago, the Sleepycat people only care that Python, which is linked
to BerkeleyDB, is free. The free/commercial status of the application you will 
write in Python (including Zope and third party products) is not relevant to


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