Public Domain Python

Jeff Bauer jbauer at
Thu Sep 14 20:19:19 CEST 2000

Cameron Laird wrote:
> I've been arguing for free and open-source software 
> for years, and I'm still subject to transmission of 
> the dumbfounded-and-slackjawed look when a manager 
> whines about the license of *Python*.  'Anyone know 
> a graceful way to explain the violence SAP, Microsoft,
> CA, Oracle, ... do with *their* licenses?

Several years ago Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman wrote 
a book titled "Good Omens".

One of the protagonists, demon-from-hell Crowley, sends 
a Microsoft licensing agreement down to the infernal 
Contracts Division with an advisory note scribbled 
across the top:

  "Learn, guys."


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