Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Common Message Runtime

My own lack of interest in IronPython stems from a more fundamental objection: The main advantage to using IronPython to develop and deploy Python programs on Windows (instead of CPython) is the easy access to various .NET libraries.

Unfortunately, many of these libraries have licenses that preclude licensing a consuming app under the GPL (for which there may be very good business reasons). Without the ability to license my apps under the license of my choice, both any interest in using those libraries, and hence, any interest in using IronPython instead of CPython goes away.

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