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[Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of Python ODBC -

From: Mathieu Roy
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: submission of Python ODBC -
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 10:46:09 +0100
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I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

address@hidden a tapoté :

> A package was submitted to
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> Mardy <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
> License: other


> This is the latest python license, which is claimed to be GPL-compatible.
> Package: Python ODBC
> System name: pyodbc2
> Type: non-GNU
> Description:
> There are currently two ODBC modules for python; one of these is commercial, 
> while the other is free but works only in Windows (it is included in the 
> win32all package).

Can you clarify that sentence? When you wrote commercial, do you mean
proprietary, and when you wrote free, do you mean free as in freedom
or as in free as beer?

Note that commercial does not mean proprietary. 

> I've modified it to have it compile and work under Linux 

Note that "Linux" is just a kernel of a more complex system
that we like to refer to as GNU/Linux, to emphasize
the ideals of the Free Software movement.

For more information, see

> (with the unixODBC package, but I guess even iODBC might be used),
> but I think the driver needs many improvements and corrections,
> which I believe only a group of developers can do; so I'm willing to
> open a project for it.
> The original source code is at 
> I haven't yet uploaded the modified version anywhere.

The source code in their CVS miss many legal information.

Please register your project again and include an (temporary) URL
pointing to the source code.  The description you gave when
registering will not be read by the general public. If you are still
concerned with privacy, however, you can forward the code to me by

We wish to review your source code, even if it is not functional, to
catch potential legal issues early.  

For example, to release your program properly under the GPL you must
include a copyright notice and statement permitting copying at the
beginning of every file of source code.  This is explained in  Our review would help
catch potential omissions such as these.

Please register your project once more with the changes
mentioned above.  

We cannot track projects that have been answered but not approved, so
we must ask you to register the project whenever you change the
registration. Make sure to apply all changes so you need to reregister
only once.

The re-registration URL found in our acknowledgement of your earlier
registration will direct you to the proper location.


Mathieu Roy

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