In May 2000, Guido and The Python development team moved to BeOpen.com to form the BeOpen PythonLabs team. In October of the same year, the PythonLabs team joined Digital Creations (now Zope Corporation; see www.zope.org/). In 2001, the Python Software Foundation (PSF, see www.python.org/psf/) was established, a non-profit organization created specifically for Python-related intellectual property. Zope Corporation is a sponsor member of the PSF. LPG Compatible does not mean that we distribute Python under the GPL. With all Python licenses, unlike GPL, you can distribute a modified version without making your changes open source. GPL-compatible licenses combine Python with other software published under the GPL; not the others. Some software built into Python is under different licenses. Licenses are listed with the code that falls under this license.
You will find an incomplete list of these licenses in licenses and confirmations for incorporated Software. In 2000, Python was briefly available under the Python license, which is not compatible with THE GPL. The reason for this incompatibility by the Free Software Foundation was that "this Python license is subject to the laws of the State of Virginia in the United States," which the GPL does not allow.  Python was founded in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum at the Stichting Mathematisch Centrum (CWI) in the Netherlands to succeed a language called ABC. Guido is the lead author of Python, although he tells many other contributions. The latest version published by CWI was Python 1.2. In 1995, Guido continued his work on Python at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) in Reston, Virginia, where he published several versions of the software. Python 1.6 was the latest version published by CNRI. In 2000, Guido and The Python development team moved to BeOpen.com to form the BeOpen PythonLabs (www.pythonlabs.com) team. Python 2.0 is the first version of PythonLabs.
Thank you to the many volunteers from outside who, under Guido`s leadership, worked to make this publication possible.