Python etc / license


Python provides 2 useless but interesting built-in functions: copyright and license. copyright gives a short overview who owned Python in different moments of history:

>>> copyright()
Copyright (c) 2001-2020 Python Software Foundation.
All Rights Reserved.

Copyright (c) 2000
All Rights Reserved.

Copyright (c) 1995-2001 Corporation for National Research Initiatives.
All Rights Reserved.

Copyright (c) 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam.
All Rights Reserved.

An license gives not only all Python licenses but also an interesting reading about Python history:

>>> license()

Python was created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum at Stichting
Mathematisch Centrum (CWI, see in the Netherlands
as a successor of a language called ABC.  Guido remains Python's
principal author, although it includes many contributions from others.