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I can't find a copy of the RPi.GPIO python package license. PyPi suggests there is one but can't point me to it. Does anyone know where to find a copy of the license?

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The license is surprisingly difficult to find. I downloaded the latest release from its sourceforge page. It looks like an MIT (included below).

License included in Jessie Distro - Feb 09th, 2017

Copyright (c) 2012-2014 Ben Croston

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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  • That's not a custom license - it's just the old MIT license (widely regarded as a permissive "do as you please, just include the copyright" license, TLDR legal has a summary) – Dave Jones Feb 10 '17 at 15:59
  • @DaveJones Ah. I didn't recognize it without the label. – Jacobm001 Feb 10 '17 at 16:01

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