PyXDG licensing

Thomas Kluyver thomas at
Wed Jun 20 06:42:04 PDT 2012

On 20 June 2012 14:11, Martin Owens <doctormo at> wrote:
> Yes, you have my permission. On the proviso that you read my comment
> below ;-)

Thanks, Martin. I have read it ;-)

> Actually, with this codebase, it makes no difference at all. The
> difference between LGPL and GPL for python is zero. The oversight is as
> a result of my surprise that a inapplicable license like the LGPL would
> be used for a python codebase.

Is this based on the fact that Python code can't be statically linked?
I think there's some uncertainty about this - my understanding of the
GPL is that if you distribute a package containing and importing GPLed
Python code, all of the resulting code gets GPLed, under GPL v 2
clause 2b.

Best wishes,

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