1. Tarek Ziadé
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Issue #25 new

incorrect use of setup's 'license' kwarg

Jonathan Hartley
created an issue

Hey. On this page: http://guide.python-distribute.org/creation.html setup() is called with: license='LICENSE.txt', But from distutils docs: http://docs.python.org/distutils/setupscript.html

"The license field is a text indicating the license covering the package where the license is not a selection from the “License” Trove classifiers."

i.e. The value of the license keyword arg shouldn't be a filename, it should be the name of a license, and it should probably be specified using the trove classifiers instead of using the 'license' keyword arg.

I hope I haven't misinterpreted - I'm no expert, but thought I'd submit what looks like an error to me.

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