Python 3000

Gregor Hoffleit flight at mathi.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Mar 16 16:28:03 CET 2000


On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 02:33:45PM +0000, Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Michal Bozon <bozon at natur.cuni.cz> wrote:
> > I'm afraid that Python 3000 will be commercial.
> > What about you?
> 
> I'm not. I think Python 3000 will have an open source license that's as
> liberal as the current Python license. Why are you afraid it would
> turn commercial? If that's what you mean with "commercial". Under many
> definitions of this word Python is already commercial, being used by
> commercial people in commercial settings for commercial projects and
> products.

I think what Michal has in mind is what GNU speak calls "proprietary"
software, i.e. software where the license doesn't grant you the usual
freedoms to use and share.

    Gregor




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