Python 2.0b1 is released!

Remco Gerlich scarblac-spamtrap at
Thu Sep 7 10:17:20 CEST 2000

Grant Edwards wrote in comp.lang.python:
> >There is something *you* can do, though:  tell CNRI how important Python's
> >GPL-compatibility is to you,
> I'm trying to figure out how GPL compatibility (or lack thereof) affects the
> user.

For instance, I'm linking Python 2 with the readline lib now (which is GPL).
That's standard on Linux.

If the two aren't compatible, I don't have a license to use the resulting
binary. Since I have combined incompatible licenses, I don't have a license
to the software at all.

I happen to believe that they *are* compatible, so sue me FSF :).

Remco Gerlich,  scarblac at

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