Python is better than free (was Re: GNU wars again)

Richard Jones richard at bizarsoftware.com.au
Wed Oct 3 00:59:46 CEST 2001


On Tuesday 02 October 2001 23:59, Paul Miller wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 11:04:25AM -0700, Cliff Wells wrote:
> > > It's free, and you're free not to use it if you don't want your code to
> > > be free. It's called a trade-off. You get the combined efforts of
> >
> > thousands of
> >
> > > GNU programmers to help you solve your problem, and in turn you provide
> >
> > your
> >
> > > little bit of help back.
> >
> >Nice said, Cliff!
>
> If GNU code is FREE, then I'll have to say that Python (and code under
> BSD-style licenses) is BETTER THAN FREE. Frankly, I'm very grateful to
> Guido for allowing Python to be used freely in commercial software.

Hear hear!  And our use of python in our commercial software does not stop us 
from contributing back to the community, which we do quite a lot!


    Richard




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