Python programs always open source?

Jay jaysherby at
Sun Sep 17 17:05:49 CEST 2006

Speaking of the bytecode, how does one create it?

Ben Finney wrote:
> "Guy Fawkes" <spare_the_rod at> writes:
> > I was wondering if Python programs always need to include the source
> > code with the program itself. I'm asking this because I don't want
> > my program to be open-source and so far all the Python programs I've
> > seen included the source code.
> You can license your own work to anyone you like, under any terms you
> choose. The source code to a work is necessary for users to exercise a
> free software license, but that doesn't mean that distributing source
> code necessarily grants a free software license.
> You're right that there is a great amount of Python code available
> under free software licenses. No-one can force you to join us, but
> you're welcome to.
> --
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> Ben Finney

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