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ActivePython is free to use for development and testing environments. For production use or redistribution, see our plans and pricing details or contact us for a custom quote.

By downloading ActivePython Community Edition, you agree to comply with the terms of use of the ActiveState Community License. Need help? Please refer to our documentation.

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Why download Python from ActiveState?

Because with ActiveState, you can build a custom Python, tailored to your needs.

ActiveState’s platform makes it possible to automate your build engineering cycle, dependency management and check for threats and license compliance. With your free Python download, you also gain access to the beta version of ActiveState’s Platform. That means stable, reproducible and easy-to-deploy runtimes – for free!

  • Pick only the packages you need
  • We automatically resolve all dependencies
  • You get an easy-to-deploy runtime environment

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ActiveState’s enterprise offering includes extensive customization, premium support, and regularly scheduled builds, licensed for production use and redistribution.

Reduce Security Risks
Ensure security with the latest secure versions of Python packages (i.e. the latest OpenSSL patch) and timely updates for critical issues.

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Comply with your organization’s open source policies against GPL and GNU licensing, and reduce risk with legal indemnification.

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Keep your IP out of public forums and get faster, more reliable help with guaranteed response times and Service-Level Agreements.

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Enforce Code Consistency
Maintain consistency from desktop to production – Windows, macOS, Linux and big iron (AIX, Solaris).

Avoid Lock-In with Open Source
100% compatible with open source Python so you can recruit skilled staff, ramp up faster and avoid vendor lock-in.

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Spend less time setting things up and more time getting things done, with the top Python packages precompiled and ready to go.

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