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LinuxProgrammming: Guido van Rossum: PythonLabs Team Moves to Digital Creations

Oct 28, 2000, 17:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guido Van Rossum)

"Less than half a year ago, I moved with my team to BeOpen.com, in the hope of finding a new permanent home for Python development. At BeOpen, we've done several good things for Python, such as moving the Python and Jython development process to SourceForge, and the successful release of Python 2.0."

"Unfortunately, BeOpen.com's original plans for PythonLabs didn't work out as hoped, and we weren't able to reach mutual agreement on workable alternative plans -- despite trying for months."

"...Python will remain Open Source; Digital Creations has no desire to monetize or brand the Python language or specific Python distributions. All future work we do on Python as Digital Creations employees will be owned by a non-profit organization yet to be created. We think of this new organization as the Python Software Foundation. In the meantime (while the PSF is under construction) I will own such copyrights personally."

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