[Twisted-Python] License for code in twisted's sandbox?

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Mon Jul 27 22:35:04 EDT 2009

On Mon, 27 Jul 2009 20:41:42 -0400, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Vishal Shetye <vishalshetye at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I had posted a query about laxdb on this list
>> http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2009-July/020030.html
>> laxdb code is in sandbox and is not released with twisted. The file itself
>> does not have any license.
>> Can it be used assuming the same license as that of twisted.
>In general you can assume code in Twisted's sandbox is released under the
>same license as Twisted itself.

You can assume it, but it'd be safer to read the license file :)


>It's safest to check with the author personally (in this case, mg) in case
>there is some reason for an exception.

So you definitely should do this.

>However, I would strongly discourage you from using this code in any
>capacity other than trying to contribute patches which add it (and by "it" I
>mean tested, working versions of it) to some existing twisted module, in
>this case adbapi.  As it says, it is "experimental, untested, incomplete",
>it hasn't been updated in 4 years, and I assume it is totally unsupported,
>both by its author and by the Twisted team in general.  If it breaks, you
>can't even keep both pieces, you have to dispose of them as toxic waste.

That's all still excellent advice.


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