Hi Shane,

You wrote:
> According to management, there's a zope-license list somewhere and we
> expect to move to a GPL compatible license.

Good news!  When you get a chance, can you post the name of the
zope-license list to zope-dev?  I think there a few developers who are
interested in licensing issues.

> Paul says:
> "I think the goal should be for Zope and Python to converge on the same
> license, with perhaps the new license being some off-the-shelf license
> like Apache's."
I'm glad to hear this.  IMHO, GPL would be an even better off-the-shelf
license than Apache.  The Free Software Foundation (who really care
about these sorts of things, and who do a lot of evangelizing for the
cause) analyzes the plethora of "open source" licenses at

The choice of license will make Digital Creation's business strategy
more transparent.  Choosing an Apache license instead of the GPL
establishes a different relationship with the development and user
community, with major implications for the long-term fate of Python and

But in any case, I think that licensing Python and Zope under the same
off-the-shelf license is a good idea.
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Executive Director, EcoAccess           http://ecoaccess.org/
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