Python Cannot be Killed

Peter Hansen peter at
Tue Jun 17 23:43:48 CEST 2003

Jarek Zgoda wrote:
> Krzysztof Stachlewski <stach at> pisze:
> >> More than that - unlike Kerberos, Python can not be taken by any
> >> particular company and become its "flagship", while being screwed.
> >>
> >> Software Craftsmen, please, consider this fact when choosing a license
> >> for your product - only GNU GPL guarantees that your code will not be
> >> "taken away" by any company.
> >
> > Python is not GPL (something has changed from yesterday?)
> > It is GPL compatible. This is not the same.
> Did I say "Python Craftsmen"? No, I didn't...

You said "Software Craftsmen", and Python _is_ software.

Now you need to explain how the Python license would allow a company
to "take away" Python from those who work on it.

If you can't do this, the truth of your statement that "only GNU GPL" 
guarantees this is brought into question.

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