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Python Web Development with Django® by Wesley Chun, Jeff Forcier, Paul Bissex

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Appendix D. Finding, Evaluating, and Using Django Applications

It’s fun to write applications in Django, but you don’t always want to make everything yourself. As the framework has grown in popularity, an ecosystem of open source Django-powered applications has sprung up around it. This is boosted by the fact that Django itself is open source; it leads by example, creating an ethic that says, when in doubt, release your application as open source.

Even better, most of these further follow Django’s example in using the unrestrictive BSD/MIT-style license. This can make adoption of those applications an easier sell inside organizations that are shy of the most common open source license, the GNU Public License or GPL. The GPL mandates if a product ...

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