Copyright Madness

Paul Rubin phr-n2001 at
Sun Aug 19 10:19:31 CEST 2001

"Larry" <larrystg at> writes:
>      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.

The GPL is only an issue if you're incorporating GPL'd components
into your program.  If your program is written completely in Python
and doesn't depend on any GPL'd Python modules then you're fine.

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