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Steve Holden of the Python Software Foundation

Software Freedom Law Show episode 0x15

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Karen and Bradley interview Steve Holden of the Python Software Foundation.

Running time: 00:36:03.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:29)

Segment 1 (06:28)

[Photo of Steve Holden]
  • Steve has been using Python since version 1.5, which was released in 1998. (08:15)
  • Steve was previously the chairman of Sun UK User Group, and was also involved with DECUS. (10:40)
  • PSF funds various smaller conferences around the world. (12:30)
  • PSF's Board is all volunteer. (13:22)
  • The book that Karen and Steve kept referencing is Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right by Gregory L.Colvin. (17:10)
  • Steve discussed that the Python License is a permissive Free Software license. (19:20)
  • Steve discussed Python contributor agreement. (21:43)
  • Python is trademarked by the Python Software Foundation in the USA. (22:39)
  • Bradley and Steve discussed the scope of trademarks. No worries about pet stores, they can still sell pythons even though Python is trademarked. (25:30)
  • Bradley and Steve also mentioned Twisted which is written in Python and is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy. (26:00)
  • Video is available from PyCon. (27:20)
  • Steve mentioned the Parrot Project, which is run by Allison Randal. (31:09)
  • Segment 2 (32:38)