[pydotorg-www] Fwd: Python license

Python.org Team webmaster at python.org
Mon Aug 30 10:49:03 CEST 2010

  See Marc-Andre's comments about making the license more prominent on 
the website.

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Subject: 	Python license
Date: 	Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:42:51 +0200
From: 	M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com>
Organization: 	eGenix.com Software GmbH; http://www.egenix.com/
To: 	webmaster at python.org

Dear webmasters,

while discussing an issue related to the Python download page and crypto


I found that the Python license is not well presented on the python.org
website. Here's the snippet from the ticket discussion:

I have a little trouble actually finding the license text on
the python.org web-site. It is not mentioned on the download page,
there's no mention of it in the downloads nav bar, nor in the documentation
section of the site.

Only the "about" section includes a mention of the
license and the "foundation" section even mentions it in the nav bar
(but that's not where people would look to find it). What's worse:
all links point to:


and that page refers to the Python 2.6.2 license...

I'd suggest that the "download", "documentation" and "about" section
include a "license" link to http://www.python.org/psf/license/ - or
just make it a top-level nav bar entry.

This page would then need to be updated to point to
http://docs.python.org/license.html instead of the 2.6.2 license.

The download pages themselves should also include a link to this
license page (possibly versioned, e.g.
http://docs.python.org/release/2.6.2/license.html), but I'm not
sure whether this is part of the site or the release process

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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