Copyright Madness

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ignacio at
Sun Aug 19 10:30:57 CEST 2001

On Sun, 19 Aug 2001, Larry wrote:

> Hi,
>      I'm considering using Python 2.1.1 for a commercial application that I
> intend to market and sell for profit.  I've explored and found
> only confusion.  It seems that earlier versions of Python were not as
> copyright restrictive as 2.1.1.  Would my plan be a violation of the GPL?
> Would I have to distribute my program for free?  I'm pretty confused on this
> matter, and I really don't want to call a lawyer.  Thanks.
> L

The GPL only puts restrictions on two things:

1) Linked works
2) Derived works

Neither original programs written in Python nor original modules written in
Python or C violate either of these.

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams  <ignacio at>

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