[reportlab-users] using reportlab derivatives

Rajeev Joseph Sebastian rajeev_jsv at dinamis.com
Mon Dec 5 13:33:25 EST 2005

On Monday 05 December 2005 22:49, you wrote:
> will at phototropia.org wrote:
> > Friends:
> >      There are now several extensions/adaptions/forks to reportlab that
> > are different projects.  Reportlab has worked VERY well for me, and I
> > am looking at using pythonpoint but find other third party
> > versions/extensions.  From reading the mailing lists, it looks like
> > the reportlab developers have had issue with some of those forking
> > reportlab.  It looks like these are mostly issues with those forking
> > not informing reportlab of their plans.
> >     However, I don't want to be unloyal to a library that has worked for
> > me, and I am appreciative for releasing such a functional utility.  Is
> > it cool to use these derivatives, or are there any moral/loyalty
> > issues here for the enduser?(As they are gpl, I know these are not
> > legal issues)
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Will
> I have been on this list for a while and the one that stands out is the
> rml one at http://openreport.org and none others, so I am not sure what
> other forks you mean.  But, as far as openreport goes it is not an issue
> as far as being a fork, or derivative, if it really is, which I don't
> think it is.  All I have seen discussed is the fact that the author was
> unresponsive, along with their list, and people often come to this list
> looking for help which we really can't offer.
> Do you have a specific example of a project you want to use?
I don't think TRML is a "fork" because I don't think Reportlab RML has been 
released by reportlab.com ... have you ? I think TRML is an independent 
implementation, and yes, the author is unresponsive (atleast to me).

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