Python 3000

Martijn Faassen m.faassen at
Thu Mar 16 16:28:53 CET 2000

Gregor Hoffleit <flight at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 02:33:45PM +0000, Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> Michal Bozon <bozon at> 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.

Yes, I thought so too, that's why I answered the way I did. But I wasn't
sure, that's why I asked what he meant. :)


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