Commercial Products in Python

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at
Tue Oct 21 18:31:39 CEST 2008

Paulo J. Matos a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I was just wondering, if you wish to commercialize an application
> developed in Python, what's the way to go?
> I guess the only way is to sell the source, right?

Nope, why ?

> This is because (and tell me if I am wrong):
> 1) You can't sell an executable because Python doesn't compile to native
> code (the usual approach, afaik);
> 2) You can't sell the bytecode, otherwise you get the client stuck with
> a specific python version (given bytecode might vary between versions)
> (the alternative);

This is the case for quite a few languages (VB6 and Java just to name a 
few), and it seems like it didn't prevent anyone writing and selling 
commercial software written with these languages.

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