[License-py20] Re: [Python-Dev] Re: Conflict with the GPL
Sun, 3 Sep 2000 13:17:34 -0400
> are you saying the 1.6 will be the last version that is
> truly free for commercial use???
If this is a serious question, it disturbs me, because it would demonstrate
a massive meltdown in trust between the community and BeOpen PythonLabs.
If we were willing to screw *any* of Python's
+ Commercial users.
+ Open Source users.
+ GPL users.
we would have given up a month ago (when we first tried to release 2b1 with
a BSD-style license but got blocked). Unfortunately, the only power we have
in this now is the power to withhold release until the other parties (CNRI
and FSF) agree on a license they can live with too. If the community thinks
Guido would sell out Python's commercial users to get the FSF's blessing,
*or vice versa*, maybe we should just give up on the basis that we've lost
peoples' trust anyway. Delaying the releases time after time sure isn't
helping BeOpen's bottom line.