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  1A. HISTORY OF THE SOFTWARE
  2==========================
  3
  4Python was created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum at Stichting
  5Mathematisch Centrum (CWI, see http://www.cwi.nl) in the Netherlands
  6as a successor of a language called ABC.  Guido remains Python's
  7principal author, although it includes many contributions from others.
  8
  9In 1995, Guido continued his work on Python at the Corporation for
 10National Research Initiatives (CNRI, see http://www.cnri.reston.va.us)
 11in Reston, Virginia where he released several versions of the
 12software.
 13
 14In May 2000, Guido and the Python core development team moved to
 15BeOpen.com to form the BeOpen PythonLabs team.  In October of the same
 16year, the PythonLabs team moved to Digital Creations (now Zope
 17Corporation, see http://www.zope.com).  In 2001, the Python Software
 18Foundation (PSF, see http://www.python.org/psf/) was formed, a
 19non-profit organization created specifically to own Python-related
 20Intellectual Property.  Zope Corporation is a sponsoring member of
 21the PSF.
 22
 23All Python releases are Open Source (see http://www.opensource.org for
 24the Open Source Definition).  Historically, most, but not all, Python
 25releases have also been GPL-compatible; the table below summarizes
 26the various releases.
 27
 28    Release         Derived     Year        Owner       GPL-
 29                    from                                compatible? (1)
 30
 31    0.9.0 thru 1.2              1991-1995   CWI         yes
 32    1.3 thru 1.5.2  1.2         1995-1999   CNRI        yes
 33    1.6             1.5.2       2000        CNRI        no
 34    2.0             1.6         2000        BeOpen.com  no
 35    1.6.1           1.6         2001        CNRI        yes (2)
 36    2.1             2.0+1.6.1   2001        PSF         no
 37    2.0.1           2.0+1.6.1   2001        PSF         yes
 38    2.1.1           2.1+2.0.1   2001        PSF         yes
 39    2.2             2.1.1       2001        PSF         yes
 40    2.1.2           2.1.1       2002        PSF         yes
 41    2.1.3           2.1.2       2002        PSF         yes
 42    2.2.1           2.2         2002        PSF         yes
 43    2.2.2           2.2.1       2002        PSF         yes
 44    2.2.3           2.2.2       2003        PSF         yes
 45    2.3             2.2.2       2002-2003   PSF         yes
 46    2.3.1           2.3         2002-2003   PSF         yes
 47    2.3.2           2.3.1       2002-2003   PSF         yes
 48    2.3.3           2.3.2       2002-2003   PSF         yes
 49    2.3.4           2.3.3       2004        PSF         yes
 50    2.3.5           2.3.4       2005        PSF         yes
 51    2.4             2.3         2004        PSF         yes
 52    2.4.1           2.4         2005        PSF         yes
 53    2.4.2           2.4.1       2005        PSF         yes
 54    2.4.3           2.4.2       2006        PSF         yes
 55    2.5             2.4         2006        PSF         yes
 56    2.5.1           2.5         2007        PSF         yes
 57
 58Footnotes:
 59
 60(1) GPL-compatible doesn't mean that we're distributing Python under
 61    the GPL.  All Python licenses, unlike the GPL, let you distribute
 62    a modified version without making your changes open source.  The
 63    GPL-compatible licenses make it possible to combine Python with
 64    other software that is released under the GPL; the others don't.
 65
 66(2) According to Richard Stallman, 1.6.1 is not GPL-compatible,
 67    because its license has a choice of law clause.  According to
 68    CNRI, however, Stallman's lawyer has told CNRI's lawyer that 1.6.1
 69    is "not incompatible" with the GPL.
 70
 71Thanks to the many outside volunteers who have worked under Guido's
 72direction to make these releases possible.
 73
 74
 75B. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON
 76===============================================================
 77
 78PYTHON SOFTWARE FOUNDATION LICENSE VERSION 2
 79--------------------------------------------
 80
 811. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Python Software Foundation
 82("PSF"), and the Individual or Organization ("Licensee") accessing and
 83otherwise using this software ("Python") in source or binary form and
 84its associated documentation.
 85
 862. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, PSF
 87hereby grants Licensee a nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide
 88license to reproduce, analyze, test, perform and/or display publicly,
 89prepare derivative works, distribute, and otherwise use Python
 90alone or in any derivative version, provided, however, that PSF's
 91License Agreement and PSF's notice of copyright, i.e., "Copyright (c)
 922001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Python Software Foundation; 
 93All Rights Reserved" are retained in Python alone or in any derivative 
 94version prepared by Licensee.
 95
 963. In the event Licensee prepares a derivative work that is based on
 97or incorporates Python or any part thereof, and wants to make
 98the derivative work available to others as provided herein, then
 99Licensee hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of
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104IMPLIED.  BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PSF MAKES NO AND
105DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
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107INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
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110FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS AS
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128BEOPEN.COM LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR PYTHON 2.0
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130
131BEOPEN PYTHON OPEN SOURCE LICENSE AGREEMENT VERSION 1
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135Individual or Organization ("Licensee") accessing and otherwise using
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177
178CNRI LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR PYTHON 1.6.1
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180
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203
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205or incorporates Python 1.6.1 or any part thereof, and wants to make
206the derivative work available to others as provided herein, then
207Licensee hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of
208the changes made to Python 1.6.1.
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212IMPLIED.  BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, CNRI MAKES NO AND
213DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
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250--------------------------------------------------
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252Copyright (c) 1991 - 1995, Stichting Mathematisch Centrum Amsterdam,
253The Netherlands.  All rights reserved.
254
255Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
256documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
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