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  1. A. HISTORY OF THE SOFTWARE
  2. ==========================
  3. Python was created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum at Stichting
  4. Mathematisch Centrum (CWI, see http://www.cwi.nl) in the Netherlands
  5. as a successor of a language called ABC. Guido remains Python's
  6. principal author, although it includes many contributions from others.
  7. In 1995, Guido continued his work on Python at the Corporation for
  8. National Research Initiatives (CNRI, see http://www.cnri.reston.va.us)
  9. in Reston, Virginia where he released several versions of the
  10. software.
  11. In May 2000, Guido and the Python core development team moved to
  12. BeOpen.com to form the BeOpen PythonLabs team. In October of the same
  13. year, the PythonLabs team moved to Digital Creations (now Zope
  14. Corporation, see http://www.zope.com). In 2001, the Python Software
  15. Foundation (PSF, see http://www.python.org/psf/) was formed, a
  16. non-profit organization created specifically to own Python-related
  17. Intellectual Property. Zope Corporation is a sponsoring member of
  18. the PSF.
  19. All Python releases are Open Source (see http://www.opensource.org for
  20. the Open Source Definition). Historically, most, but not all, Python
  21. releases have also been GPL-compatible; the table below summarizes
  22. the various releases.
  23. Release Derived Year Owner GPL-
  24. from compatible? (1)
  25. 0.9.0 thru 1.2 1991-1995 CWI yes
  26. 1.3 thru 1.5.2 1.2 1995-1999 CNRI yes
  27. 1.6 1.5.2 2000 CNRI no
  28. 2.0 1.6 2000 BeOpen.com no
  29. 1.6.1 1.6 2001 CNRI yes (2)
  30. 2.1 2.0+1.6.1 2001 PSF no
  31. 2.0.1 2.0+1.6.1 2001 PSF yes
  32. 2.1.1 2.1+2.0.1 2001 PSF yes
  33. 2.2 2.1.1 2001 PSF yes
  34. 2.1.2 2.1.1 2002 PSF yes
  35. 2.1.3 2.1.2 2002 PSF yes
  36. 2.2.1 2.2 2002 PSF yes
  37. 2.2.2 2.2.1 2002 PSF yes
  38. 2.2.3 2.2.2 2003 PSF yes
  39. 2.3 2.2.2 2002-2003 PSF yes
  40. 2.3.1 2.3 2002-2003 PSF yes
  41. 2.3.2 2.3.1 2002-2003 PSF yes
  42. 2.3.3 2.3.2 2002-2003 PSF yes
  43. 2.3.4 2.3.3 2004 PSF yes
  44. 2.3.5 2.3.4 2005 PSF yes
  45. 2.4 2.3 2004 PSF yes
  46. 2.4.1 2.4 2005 PSF yes
  47. 2.4.2 2.4.1 2005 PSF yes
  48. 2.4.3 2.4.2 2006 PSF yes
  49. 2.5 2.4 2006 PSF yes
  50. 2.5.1 2.5 2007 PSF yes
  51. Footnotes:
  52. (1) GPL-compatible doesn't mean that we're distributing Python under
  53. the GPL. All Python licenses, unlike the GPL, let you distribute
  54. a modified version without making your changes open source. The
  55. GPL-compatible licenses make it possible to combine Python with
  56. other software that is released under the GPL; the others don't.
  57. (2) According to Richard Stallman, 1.6.1 is not GPL-compatible,
  58. because its license has a choice of law clause. According to
  59. CNRI, however, Stallman's lawyer has told CNRI's lawyer that 1.6.1
  60. is "not incompatible" with the GPL.
  61. Thanks to the many outside volunteers who have worked under Guido's
  62. direction to make these releases possible.
  63. B. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON
  64. ===============================================================
  65. PYTHON SOFTWARE FOUNDATION LICENSE VERSION 2
  66. --------------------------------------------
  67. 1. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Python Software Foundation
  68. ("PSF"), and the Individual or Organization ("Licensee") accessing and
  69. otherwise using this software ("Python") in source or binary form and
  70. its associated documentation.
  71. 2. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, PSF
  72. hereby grants Licensee a nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide
  73. license to reproduce, analyze, test, perform and/or display publicly,
  74. prepare derivative works, distribute, and otherwise use Python
  75. alone or in any derivative version, provided, however, that PSF's
  76. License Agreement and PSF's notice of copyright, i.e., "Copyright (c)
  77. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Python Software Foundation;
  78. All Rights Reserved" are retained in Python alone or in any derivative
  79. version prepared by Licensee.
  80. 3. In the event Licensee prepares a derivative work that is based on
  81. or incorporates Python or any part thereof, and wants to make
  82. the derivative work available to others as provided herein, then
  83. Licensee hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of
  84. the changes made to Python.
  85. 4. PSF is making Python available to Licensee on an "AS IS"
  86. basis. PSF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
  87. IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PSF MAKES NO AND
  88. DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
  89. FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF PYTHON WILL NOT
  90. INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
  91. 5. PSF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER USERS OF PYTHON
  92. FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS AS
  93. A RESULT OF MODIFYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON,
  94. OR ANY DERIVATIVE THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
  95. 6. This License Agreement will automatically terminate upon a material
  96. breach of its terms and conditions.
  97. 7. Nothing in this License Agreement shall be deemed to create any
  98. relationship of agency, partnership, or joint venture between PSF and
  99. Licensee. This License Agreement does not grant permission to use PSF
  100. trademarks or trade name in a trademark sense to endorse or promote
  101. products or services of Licensee, or any third party.
  102. 8. By copying, installing or otherwise using Python, Licensee
  103. agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this License
  104. Agreement.
  105. BEOPEN.COM LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR PYTHON 2.0
  106. -------------------------------------------
  107. BEOPEN PYTHON OPEN SOURCE LICENSE AGREEMENT VERSION 1
  108. 1. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between BeOpen.com ("BeOpen"), having an
  109. office at 160 Saratoga Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051, and the
  110. Individual or Organization ("Licensee") accessing and otherwise using
  111. this software in source or binary form and its associated
  112. documentation ("the Software").
  113. 2. Subject to the terms and conditions of this BeOpen Python License
  114. Agreement, BeOpen hereby grants Licensee a non-exclusive,
  115. royalty-free, world-wide license to reproduce, analyze, test, perform
  116. and/or display publicly, prepare derivative works, distribute, and
  117. otherwise use the Software alone or in any derivative version,
  118. provided, however, that the BeOpen Python License is retained in the
  119. Software, alone or in any derivative version prepared by Licensee.
  120. 3. BeOpen is making the Software available to Licensee on an "AS IS"
  121. basis. BEOPEN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
  122. IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, BEOPEN MAKES NO AND
  123. DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
  124. FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL NOT
  125. INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
  126. 4. BEOPEN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER USERS OF THE
  127. SOFTWARE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS
  128. AS A RESULT OF USING, MODIFYING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SOFTWARE, OR ANY
  129. DERIVATIVE THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
  130. 5. This License Agreement will automatically terminate upon a material
  131. breach of its terms and conditions.
  132. 6. This License Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in all
  133. respects by the law of the State of California, excluding conflict of
  134. law provisions. Nothing in this License Agreement shall be deemed to
  135. create any relationship of agency, partnership, or joint venture
  136. between BeOpen and Licensee. This License Agreement does not grant
  137. permission to use BeOpen trademarks or trade names in a trademark
  138. sense to endorse or promote products or services of Licensee, or any
  139. third party. As an exception, the "BeOpen Python" logos available at
  140. http://www.pythonlabs.com/logos.html may be used according to the
  141. permissions granted on that web page.
  142. 7. By copying, installing or otherwise using the software, Licensee
  143. agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this License
  144. Agreement.
  145. CNRI LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR PYTHON 1.6.1
  146. ---------------------------------------
  147. 1. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Corporation for National
  148. Research Initiatives, having an office at 1895 Preston White Drive,
  149. Reston, VA 20191 ("CNRI"), and the Individual or Organization
  150. ("Licensee") accessing and otherwise using Python 1.6.1 software in
  151. source or binary form and its associated documentation.
  152. 2. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, CNRI
  153. hereby grants Licensee a nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide
  154. license to reproduce, analyze, test, perform and/or display publicly,
  155. prepare derivative works, distribute, and otherwise use Python 1.6.1
  156. alone or in any derivative version, provided, however, that CNRI's
  157. License Agreement and CNRI's notice of copyright, i.e., "Copyright (c)
  158. 1995-2001 Corporation for National Research Initiatives; All Rights
  159. Reserved" are retained in Python 1.6.1 alone or in any derivative
  160. version prepared by Licensee. Alternately, in lieu of CNRI's License
  161. Agreement, Licensee may substitute the following text (omitting the
  162. quotes): "Python 1.6.1 is made available subject to the terms and
  163. conditions in CNRI's License Agreement. This Agreement together with
  164. Python 1.6.1 may be located on the Internet using the following
  165. unique, persistent identifier (known as a handle): 1895.22/1013. This
  166. Agreement may also be obtained from a proxy server on the Internet
  167. using the following URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1895.22/1013".
  168. 3. In the event Licensee prepares a derivative work that is based on
  169. or incorporates Python 1.6.1 or any part thereof, and wants to make
  170. the derivative work available to others as provided herein, then
  171. Licensee hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of
  172. the changes made to Python 1.6.1.
  173. 4. CNRI is making Python 1.6.1 available to Licensee on an "AS IS"
  174. basis. CNRI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
  175. IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, CNRI MAKES NO AND
  176. DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
  177. FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF PYTHON 1.6.1 WILL NOT
  178. INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
  179. 5. CNRI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER USERS OF PYTHON
  180. 1.6.1 FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS AS
  181. A RESULT OF MODIFYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON 1.6.1,
  182. OR ANY DERIVATIVE THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
  183. 6. This License Agreement will automatically terminate upon a material
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  185. 7. This License Agreement shall be governed by the federal
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  187. limitation the federal copyright law, and, to the extent such
  188. U.S. federal law does not apply, by the law of the Commonwealth of
  189. Virginia, excluding Virginia's conflict of law provisions.
  190. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with regard to derivative works based
  191. on Python 1.6.1 that incorporate non-separable material that was
  192. previously distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the
  193. law of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this License
  194. Agreement only as to issues arising under or with respect to
  195. Paragraphs 4, 5, and 7 of this License Agreement. Nothing in this
  196. License Agreement shall be deemed to create any relationship of
  197. agency, partnership, or joint venture between CNRI and Licensee. This
  198. License Agreement does not grant permission to use CNRI trademarks or
  199. trade name in a trademark sense to endorse or promote products or
  200. services of Licensee, or any third party.
  201. 8. By clicking on the "ACCEPT" button where indicated, or by copying,
  202. installing or otherwise using Python 1.6.1, Licensee agrees to be
  203. bound by the terms and conditions of this License Agreement.
  204. ACCEPT
  205. CWI LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR PYTHON 0.9.0 THROUGH 1.2
  206. --------------------------------------------------
  207. Copyright (c) 1991 - 1995, Stichting Mathematisch Centrum Amsterdam,
  208. The Netherlands. All rights reserved.
  209. Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
  210. documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
  211. provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
  212. both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
  213. supporting documentation, and that the name of Stichting Mathematisch
  214. Centrum or CWI not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to
  215. distribution of the software without specific, written prior
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  217. STICHTING MATHEMATISCH CENTRUM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO
  218. THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
  219. FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL STICHTING MATHEMATISCH CENTRUM BE LIABLE
  220. FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES
  221. WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN
  222. ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT
  223. OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.