[Zope-dev] Contributing initgroups upstream
tseaver at palladion.com
Mon Nov 16 10:51:21 EST 2009
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Martijn Faassen wrote:
> exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:
>> I've just contributed a patch to CPython adding os.initgroups based on
>> this extension module:
>> The CPython ticket is here:
>> I don't think there should be any licensing issues, as the ZPL is pretty
>> permissive and the code is very short. However, if there are, could the
>> code in question be relicensed for CPython under the Python license?
> I've passed this question along to the Zope Foundation.
IMO, there isn't really much of anything "protectable" in that module:
it is a micro-thin wrapper around a libc syscall. If I sat down to
write the module from scratch, I bet I would come within a negligable
diff (whitespace, ordering of #includes, etc.) of the same code.
Just for belt-and-suspeders: as a ZF board member, I would certainly
vote to contribute the code to Python.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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