Status of dbus-python

Colin Walters walters at
Fri Aug 14 05:36:30 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Schmottlach,
Glenn<glenn.schmottlach at> wrote:
>  Pulling in GLib/GObject for this is overkill and in an embedded environment with limited resources an unfortunate choice.

In practice, I'm pretty sure the Python runtime size totally dwarfs GObject.

> Plus, the GPL nature of GLib/GObject makes it difficult to use with proprietary applications. Linking it with the current D-Bus Python binding requires that any code that uses it to be open sourced.

No, they're LGPL, which does not require code linking to them to be open source.

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