[Mailman-Developers] forwarded message from Guido van Rossum

Barry A. Warsaw barry@digicool.com
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For those of you concerned in these sorts of issues, this is great
news.  I've done some limited testing of MM2.0.5 and MM2.1alpha
against Python 2.0.1 and it all seems to work.  I think we can finally
put the GPL-compatibility issue to bed.


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From: Guido van Rossum <guido@digicool.com>
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Subject: [Python-Dev] Python 2.0.1c1 - GPL-compatible release candidate
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 13:30:42 -0400
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With a sigh of relief I announce Python 2.0.1c1 -- the first Python
release in a long time whose license is fully compatible with the GPL:


I thank Moshe Zadka who did almost all of the work to make this a
useful bugfix release, and then went incommunicado for several weeks.
(I hope you're OK, Moshe!)

Note that this is a release candidate.  We don't expect any problems,
but we're being careful nevertheless.  We're planning to do the final
release of 2.0.1 a week from now; expect it to be identical to the
release candidate except for some dotted i's and crossed t's.

Python 2.0 users should be able to replace their 2.0 installation with
the 2.0.1 release without any ill effects; apart from the license
change, we've only fixed bugs that didn't require us to make feature
changes.  The SRE package (regular expression matching, used by the
"re" module) was brought in line with the version distributed with
Python 2.1; this is stable feature-wise but much improved bug-wise.

For the full scoop, see the release notes on SourceForge:


Python 2.1 users can ignore this release, unless they have an urgent
need for a GPL-compatible Python version and are willing to downgrade.
Rest assured that we're planning a bugfix release there too: I expect
that Python 2.1.1 will be released within a month, with the same
GPL-compatible license.  (Right, Thomas?)

We don't intend to build RPMs for 2.0.1.  If someone else is
interested in doing so, we can link to them.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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