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

Zai Lynch I_really_needed_a_new_mailbox at gmx.de
Mon Mar 1 15:32:15 PST 2010

Ah, great. No licensing headaches. That's both good news!

OK, will ping you in a few weeks from now. :)
So long,

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Rob Lanphier <robla at robla.net> wrote:

> 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
> Python?"
> 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.
> Rob
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