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Updated the license situation. Basically, this is the exact same
license as for 2.1.

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-HISTORY OF THE SOFTWARE
-=======================
+A. HISTORY OF THE SOFTWARE
+==========================
 
 Python was created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum at Stichting
 Mathematisch Centrum (CWI) in the Netherlands as a successor of a
 at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) in Reston,
 Virginia where he released several versions of the software.  Python
 1.6 was the last of the versions released by CNRI.  In 2000, Guido and
-the Python core developement team moved to BeOpen.com to form the
-BeOpen PythonLabs team (www.pythonlabs.com).  Python 2.0 is the first
-release from PythonLabs.  Thanks to the many outside volunteers who
-have worked under Guido's direction to make this release possible.
+the Python core development team moved to BeOpen.com to form the
+BeOpen PythonLabs team.  Python 2.0 was the first and only release
+from BeOpen.com.
 
+Following the release of Python 1.6, and after Guido van Rossum left
+CNRI to work with commercial software developers, it became clear that
+the ability to use Python with software available under the GNU Public
+License (GPL) was very desirable.  CNRI and the Free Software
+Foundation (FSF) interacted to develop enabling wording changes to the
+Python license.  Python 1.6.1 is essentially the same as Python 1.6,
+with a few minor bug fixes, and with a different license that enables
+later versions to be GPL-compatible.  Python 2.1 is a derivative work
+of Python 1.6.1, as well as of Python 2.0.
+
+After Python 2.0 was released by BeOpen.com, Guido van Rossum and the
+other PythonLabs developers joined Digital Creations.  All
+intellectual property added from this point on, including Python
+2.0.1 and its alpha and beta releases, is owned by the Python Software
+Foundation (PSF), a non-profit modeled after the Apache Software
+Foundation.  See http://www.python.org/psf/ for more information about
+the PSF.
+
+Thanks to the many outside volunteers who have worked under Guido's
+direction to make these releases possible.
+
+
+B. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON
+===============================================================
+
+PSF LICENSE AGREEMENT
+---------------------
+
+1. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Python Software Foundation
+("PSF"), and the Individual or Organization ("Licensee") accessing and
+otherwise using Python 2.0.1 software in source or binary form and its
+associated documentation.
+
+2. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, PSF
+hereby grants Licensee a nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide
+license to reproduce, analyze, test, perform and/or display publicly,
+prepare derivative works, distribute, and otherwise use Python 2.0.1
+alone or in any derivative version, provided, however, that PSF's
+License Agreement and PSF's notice of copyright, i.e., "Copyright (c)
+2001 Python Software Foundation; All Rights Reserved" are retained in
+Python 2.0.1 alone or in any derivative version prepared by Licensee.
+
+3. In the event Licensee prepares a derivative work that is based on
+or incorporates Python 2.0.1 or any part thereof, and wants to make
+the derivative work available to others as provided herein, then
+Licensee hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of
+the changes made to Python 2.0.1.
+
+4. PSF is making Python 2.0.1 available to Licensee on an "AS IS"
+basis.  PSF MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
+IMPLIED.  BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PSF MAKES NO AND
+DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
+FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF PYTHON 2.0.1 WILL NOT
+INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
+
+5. PSF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER USERS OF PYTHON
+2.0.1 FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS AS
+A RESULT OF MODIFYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON 2.0.1,
+OR ANY DERIVATIVE THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
+
+6. This License Agreement will automatically terminate upon a material
+breach of its terms and conditions.
+
+7. This License Agreement shall be governed by the federal
+intellectual property law of the United States, including without
+limitation the federal copyright law, and, to the extent such
+U.S. federal law does not apply, by the law of the Commonwealth of
+Virginia, excluding Virginia's conflict of law provisions.
+Notwithstanding the foregoing, with regard to derivative works based
+on Python 2.0.1 that incorporate non-separable material that was
+previously distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the
+law of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this License
+Agreement only as to issues arising under or with respect to
+Paragraphs 4, 5, and 7 of this License Agreement.  Nothing in this
+License Agreement shall be deemed to create any relationship of
+agency, partnership, or joint venture between PSF and Licensee.  This
+License Agreement does not grant permission to use PSF trademarks or
+trade name in a trademark sense to endorse or promote products or
+services of Licensee, or any third party.
 
 
 BEOPEN.COM TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PYTHON 2.0
-==============================================
+----------------------------------------------
 
 BEOPEN PYTHON OPEN SOURCE LICENSE AGREEMENT VERSION 1
------------------------------------------------------
 
 1. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between BeOpen.com ("BeOpen"), having an
 office at 160 Saratoga Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051, and the
 Agreement.
 
 
-CNRI OPEN SOURCE LICENSE AGREEMENT
-----------------------------------
-
-Python 1.6 CNRI OPEN SOURCE LICENSE AGREEMENT
-
-IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING
-ON "ACCEPT" WHERE INDICATED BELOW, OR BY COPYING, INSTALLING OR
-OTHERWISE USING PYTHON 1.6 SOFTWARE, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE AGREED TO
-THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT.
+CNRI OPEN SOURCE GPL-COMPATIBLE LICENSE AGREEMENT
+-------------------------------------------------
 
 1. This LICENSE AGREEMENT is between the Corporation for National
 Research Initiatives, having an office at 1895 Preston White Drive,
 Reston, VA 20191 ("CNRI"), and the Individual or Organization
-("Licensee") accessing and otherwise using Python 1.6 software in
-source or binary form and its associated documentation, as released at
-the www.python.org Internet site on September 5, 2000 ("Python 1.6").
+("Licensee") accessing and otherwise using Python 1.6.1 software in
+source or binary form and its associated documentation.
 
 2. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, CNRI
 hereby grants Licensee a nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide
 license to reproduce, analyze, test, perform and/or display publicly,
-prepare derivative works, distribute, and otherwise use Python 1.6
+prepare derivative works, distribute, and otherwise use Python 1.6.1
 alone or in any derivative version, provided, however, that CNRI's
 License Agreement and CNRI's notice of copyright, i.e., "Copyright (c)
-1995-2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives; All Rights
-Reserved" are retained in Python 1.6 alone or in any derivative
-version prepared by
-
-Licensee. Alternately, in lieu of CNRI's License Agreement, Licensee
-may substitute the following text (omitting the quotes): "Python 1.6
-is made available subject to the terms and conditions in CNRI's
-License Agreement. This Agreement together with Python 1.6 may be
-located on the Internet using the following unique, persistent
-identifier (known as a handle): 1895.22/1012. This Agreement may also
-be obtained from a proxy server on the Internet using the following
-URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1895.22/1012".
+1995-2001 Corporation for National Research Initiatives; All Rights
+Reserved" are retained in Python 1.6.1 alone or in any derivative
+version prepared by Licensee.  Alternately, in lieu of CNRI's License
+Agreement, Licensee may substitute the following text (omitting the
+quotes): "Python 1.6.1 is made available subject to the terms and
+conditions in CNRI's License Agreement.  This Agreement together with
+Python 1.6.1 may be located on the Internet using the following
+unique, persistent identifier (known as a handle): 1895.22/1013.  This
+Agreement may also be obtained from a proxy server on the Internet
+using the following URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1895.22/1013".
 
 3. In the event Licensee prepares a derivative work that is based on
-or incorporates Python 1.6 or any part thereof, and wants to make the
-derivative work available to others as provided herein, then Licensee
-hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of the
-changes made to Python 1.6.
+or incorporates Python 1.6.1 or any part thereof, and wants to make
+the derivative work available to others as provided herein, then
+Licensee hereby agrees to include in any such work a brief summary of
+the changes made to Python 1.6.1.
 
-4. CNRI is making Python 1.6 available to Licensee on an "AS IS"
-basis. CNRI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
-IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, CNRI MAKES NO AND
+4. CNRI is making Python 1.6.1 available to Licensee on an "AS IS"
+basis.  CNRI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
+IMPLIED.  BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, CNRI MAKES NO AND
 DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
-FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF PYTHON 1.6 WILL NOT
+FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF PYTHON 1.6.1 WILL NOT
 INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
 
 5. CNRI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER USERS OF PYTHON
-1.6 FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS AS A
-RESULT OF MODIFYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON 1.6, OR
-ANY DERIVATIVE THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
+1.6.1 FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS AS
+A RESULT OF MODIFYING, DISTRIBUTING, OR OTHERWISE USING PYTHON 1.6.1,
+OR ANY DERIVATIVE THEREOF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
 
 6. This License Agreement will automatically terminate upon a material
 breach of its terms and conditions.
 
-7. This License Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in all
-respects by the law of the State of Virginia, excluding conflict of
-law provisions. Nothing in this License Agreement shall be deemed to
-create any relationship of agency, partnership, or joint venture
-between CNRI and Licensee. This License Agreement does not grant
-permission to use CNRI trademarks or trade name in a trademark sense
-to endorse or promote products or services of Licensee, or any third
-party.
+7. This License Agreement shall be governed by the federal
+intellectual property law of the United States, including without
+limitation the federal copyright law, and, to the extent such
+U.S. federal law does not apply, by the law of the Commonwealth of
+Virginia, excluding Virginia's conflict of law provisions.
+Notwithstanding the foregoing, with regard to derivative works based
+on Python 1.6.1 that incorporate non-separable material that was
+previously distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the
+law of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall govern this License
+Agreement only as to issues arising under or with respect to
+Paragraphs 4, 5, and 7 of this License Agreement.  Nothing in this
+License Agreement shall be deemed to create any relationship of
+agency, partnership, or joint venture between CNRI and Licensee.  This
+License Agreement does not grant permission to use CNRI trademarks or
+trade name in a trademark sense to endorse or promote products or
+services of Licensee, or any third party.
 
 8. By clicking on the "ACCEPT" button where indicated, or by copying,
-installing or otherwise using Python 1.6, Licensee agrees to be bound
-by the terms and conditions of this License Agreement.
+installing or otherwise using Python 1.6.1, Licensee agrees to be
+bound by the terms and conditions of this License Agreement.
 
-ACCEPT
+        ACCEPT
 
 
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