[Jsonwidget] using jsonwidget-python to create a pywikipediabot UI

Rob Lanphier robla at robla.net
Mon Mar 1 11:44:10 PST 2010

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Zai Lynch <
I_really_needed_a_new_mailbox at gmx.de> wote:

> Can you already tell something about the initial two questions? The BSD vs.
> MIT license and recommended resources?

Ooops...sorry, shiny object distracted me.

>>>    - You write that you're releasing your jasonwidget-python under a
>>>    "BSD-style license". The pywikipediabot is released under an MIT license. Do
>>>    you know if that's a conflict in any way? E.g. when I'd like to offer the
>>>    pywikipediabot people to add the UI to their sourceforge project?
No conflict at all.  MIT and BSD (3-clause) are almost identical, and both
are extremely liberal licenses.  jsonwidget is 3-clause BSD.  I say
"BSD-style" only because the term "BSD" doesn't appear anywhere in the
license after the necessary substitution is done.

>>>    - I downloaded a copy of "Dive into Python" (
>>>    http://diveintopython.org/ ) which was recommended on a Mashable blog
>>>    post once. Are there other related sources that you'd recommend for reading
>>>    in order to get an easy start? Remember that – like written before – my
>>>    background is rather limited. I only know basics about theoretical computer
>>>    science (this "formal grammar" stuff), some dusty and basic knowledge in
>>>    Pascal (Kylix) from 7 years ago and well... LSL.
I've heard good things about "Dive into Python", but I don't have direct
experience with it.  It sounds like a reasonable way to learn Python.  I
learned Python mostly via online sources, but that was after having learned
Perl from "Programming Perl" (aka "the camel book"), so my learning
experience was a lot of "I know how to do X in Perl....how do I do it in

Having said that, I just went to the diveintopython.org, and noticed that at
least half a dozen of the links in the TOC are purple for me, so I must have
been hitting it via Google and not realizing it.

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