A. HISTORY OF THE SOFTWARE
Python originated in 1991 at Stichting Mathematisch Centrum (CWI) in
the Netherlands as an outgrowth of a language called ABC. Its
principal author was Guido van Rossum, although it included smaller
contributions from others at CWI and elsewhere. The last version of
Python issued by CWI was Python 1.2. In 1995, Mr. van Rossum
continued his work on Python at the Corporation for National Research
Initiatives (CNRI) in Reston, Virginia where several versions of the
software were generated. Python 1.6 was the last of the versions
developed at CNRI and the only version issued by CNRI with an open
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 GPL compatible open source
B. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ACCESSING OR OTHERWISE USING Python 1.6.1
B.1. CNRI OPEN SOURCE GPL-COMPATIBLE LICENSE AGREEMENT
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source or binary form and its associated documentation.
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B.2. CWI PERMISSIONS STATEMENT AND DISCLAIMER
Copyright (c) 1991 - 1995, Stichting Mathematisch Centrum Amsterdam,
The Netherlands. All rights reserved.
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
supporting documentation, and that the name of Stichting Mathematisch
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distribution of the software without specific, written prior
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