Python was developed by Guido Van Rossum at the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in Netherlands during 1985-1990. Python is derived from many other languages, including ABC, Modula-3,C,C++,Algol-68,SmallTalk,Unix shell and other scripting languages. Rossum was inspired by Monty Python's Flying Circus, a BBC comedy series and he wanted the name of his new language to be short, unique and mysterious. Hence he named it python. It is general-purpose interpreted, interactive, object- oriented, and high-level programming language. Python source code is available under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and is now maintained by a core development team at the National Research Institute.