Python license - Can I use it for my own software?

Tim Peters at
Thu Feb 6 19:39:04 CET 2003

> Why is there no link on's main page to a license?  Or is there
> and I just don't find it.

There is no license in the sense you're looking for.  Each release of Python
is under a distinct license, so you need to go to a (any) "download Python"
page to find a link to the license for that specific release of Python.  For
example, follow the home page's "Python 2.2" link, and then follow the
latter's "License" link to find the license for Python 2.2.2:

The licenses differ in obvious ways, like s/2.2.1/2.2.2/, but need to be
distinct just because of that.

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