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Copyright issues for an application developed using django, pythonand mySQL

Hi,

I made a small recommendation engine for our company using python,
django, and mySQL. My supervisor and the senior management are worried
about the copyright and licensing issues. They want to find out the
details on how to go about start using it, like quoting python/django/
mySQL specifically on the bottom of the web page or some other thing.

I would like our sales force to start using this new toy to recommend
products to customers. They are going to type an intranet page in
their browser, and enter the customer ID to get the product
recommendations.

How do I go about addressing the copyright and licensing issues? (I do
not know if licensing is the right word here).

Please advice.

Thank you,
Nagu
Jul 4 '08 #1
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On Jul 3, 8:33*pm, Nagu <thog...@gmail.comwrote:
...
How do I go about addressing the copyright and licensing issues? (I do
not know if licensing is the right word here).

Please advice.

Thank you,
Nagu
I suggest you take the advice of random idiots on a python mailing
list.
Jul 4 '08 #2
Nagu <th*****@gmail.comwrites:
I made a small recommendation engine for our company using python,
django, and mySQL. My supervisor and the senior management are
worried about the copyright and licensing issues.
It's good that they're raising these concerns and making sure.
They want to find out the details on how to go about start using it,
like quoting python/django/ mySQL specifically on the bottom of the
web page or some other thing.
You should read the licenses for these products (they're not long),
and retain a lawyer to give an educated opinion addressing the
specific concerns your managers have.
How do I go about addressing the copyright and licensing issues? (I
do not know if licensing is the right word here).
Start with finding out exactly what those concerns are, gather the
license terms of the works you're using, and consult a copyright
lawyer.

In parallel, you can read the license texts yourself and understand
them to satisfy yourself about what the terms allow and require.
However, that understanding is good only for making decisions that
affect yourself; for making decisions that affect the company, your
managers should get expert legal opinion.
Please advice.
Hope that helps.

--
\ “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and I did. I |
`\ said I didn't know.” —Mark Twain, _Life on the Mississippi_ |
_o__) |
Ben Finney
Jul 4 '08 #3
Thank you for your explanations.

On Jul 3, 6:27*pm, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-s...@benfinney.id.au>
wrote:
Nagu <thog...@gmail.comwrites:
I made a small recommendation engine for our company using python,
django, and mySQL. My supervisor and the senior management are
worried about the copyright and licensing issues.

It's good that they're raising these concerns and making sure.
They want to find out the details on how to go about start using it,
like quoting python/django/ mySQL specifically on the bottom of the
web page or some other thing.

You should read the licenses for these products (they're not long),
and retain a lawyer to give an educated opinion addressing the
specific concerns your managers have.
How do I go about addressing the copyright and licensing issues? (I
do not know if licensing is the right word here).

Start with finding out exactly what those concerns are, gather the
license terms of the works you're using, and consult a copyright
lawyer.

In parallel, you can read the license texts yourself and understand
them to satisfy yourself about what the terms allow and require.
However, that understanding is good only for making decisions that
affect yourself; for making decisions that affect the company, your
managers should get expert legal opinion.
Please advice.

Hope that helps.

--
*\ * * * * I was gratified to be able to answer promptly andI did. I |
* `\ * * * said I didn't know. Mark Twain, _Life on the Mississippi_ |
_o__) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *|
Ben Finney
Jul 5 '08 #4

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