[PyKDE] License + new release soon? :$

Kaleb Pederson kibab at icehouse.net
Sat Dec 7 02:37:01 GMT 2002

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On Friday 06 December 2002 05:04 pm, Bart Verwilst wrote:
> On Saturday 07 December 2002 01:30, Phil Thompson wrote:
> ||  On Friday 06 December 2002 11:23 pm, Bart Verwilst wrote:
> ||  > Hi!
> ||  >
> ||  > I'm the packager of pyQT + sip for Gentoo Linux.
> ||  > Could it be possible to abandon the use of explicitly having the user
> ||  > type "yes" before starting the install? Since Portage rules are not
> ||  > to allow user input during the install process, it would be much
> ||  > nicer just to have build.py list something like "By installing this,
> ||  > you automatically accept our license." Or something like it was
> ||  > before... I hope you take this into consideration...
> ||
> ||  Doesn't Qt require you to do the same?
> Yeah, we patched that too..
> But i think it would be nicer if we wouldn't have to do this at all for
> pyqt.. Pretty please? :o)

Out of curiosity, how do you get away with that?  Is it written somewhere in 
the license that anyone who installs/uses this program agrees to its license?  
It has always kind of bugged me (as a developer), but I never investigated as 
I do agree to their license.  (Also, it seemed like someone took the long way 
around to do that when you could probably echo "Yes" or something to the 
configure script instead of having to sed it... but that's fairly 

- --Kaleb
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