StackAPI was written to scratch an itch and in the process make my life
a bit easier than messing with
urllib while doing so.
I am releasing it to the world in hopes that it helps someone else while they work with Stack Exchange’s API. In return, I hope you will consider adding features you need and releasing them back to me so we can help others.
A large number of open source projects you find today are GPL Licensed. While the GPL has its time and place, it should most certainly not be your go-to license for your next open source project.
A project that is released as GPL cannot be used in any commercial product without the product itself also being offered as open source.
The MIT, BSD, ISC, and Apache2 licenses are great alternatives to the GPL that allow your open-source software to be used freely in proprietary, closed-source software.
Requests is released under terms of the MIT License.
The MIT License
Copyright (c) 2016 Andrew Wegner and contributors to StackAPI
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