Python programs always open source?

Delaney, Timothy (Tim) tdelaney at
Wed Sep 20 03:18:22 CEST 2006

Steve Holden wrote:

> Given that many people distribute (enough of) the interpreter with
> their Python programs I wouldn't like the above to be regarded as a
> blanket statement that the Python license doesn't have to be
> considered when distributing the interpreter with program source.

In practice, such a blanket statement can be made because the Python
Software License is so liberal. However, anyone who is distributing any
part of Python should definitely read the license themselves.

Tim Delaney

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