Commercial Products in Python
Paulo J. Matos
pocmatos at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 21:05:37 CEST 2008
Sebastian Bassi wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Paulo J. Matos <pocmatos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was just wondering, if you wish to commercialize an application
>> developed in Python, what's the way to go?
> You choose the conditions. Nothing in Python license prevents you of
> selling your work.
>> I guess the only way is to sell the source, right?
>> 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);
> There are py2exe utilities to compile Python applications.
>> 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);
> Never heard of people selling bytecode, but I guess yes, it is tied to
> the same version where is was produced.
I feel as if you are replying to a question _against_ python. No, this
is definitely not against python. It was just a matter of knowing how
Python commercial applications might be sold. Which would be the best
bet with regards to client ease of installation and running of a python
Paulo Jorge Matos - pocmatos at gmail.com
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