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. After the release of Python 1.6 and after Guido van Rossum left CNRI to work with commercial software developers, it became clear that the possibility of using Python with software available under the public license GNU (GPL) was highly desirable. CNRI and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) have teamed up to develop changes to the Python license formulation. Python 1.6.1 is essentially the same as Python 1.6, with some minor fixes and another license that allows later versions to be GPL compatible. Python 2.1 is a work derived from Python 1.6.1 and Python 2.0.
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