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Packaging ROS2 build as pip package allowed?

Hi I have a question regarding the ROS2 license. It is my understanding that the components that make up ROS2 are all under the Apache 2.0 license.

What I would like to do is to package a built version of ROS2 (Dashing) as a Python (pip) package to allow for simple installation. This package would then be publicly available through a URL (obviously for free).
Is this allowed under the current license, and are there any caveats?

Best regards,
Josef

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To answer the specific question about pip:

You already use pip to install pure Python ROS packages by simply passing the git url.

If you are referring to release the Python packages to PyPI then I would say this is not a license question but if it is desired. The maintainers have intentionally not released ROS package to PyPI. So I don’t think you should do that without an explicit “ok” of each packages maintainer.