[Zope-dev] Contributing initgroups upstream
ct at gocept.com
Mon Nov 16 11:41:40 EST 2009
On 11/16/2009 05:04 PM, Andreas Jung wrote:
> Am 16.11.09 16:51, schrieb Tres Seaver:
>> 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
>>>> 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.
> Same here - discussing about this issue takes longer than writing the
> code from scratch :)
Another "me too". :)
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