[Python-Dev] Someons's put a "Python 2.8" on GitHub

David Mertz mertz at gnosis.cx
Sat Dec 10 04:05:37 EST 2016

I'm forwarding this to the PSF Trademarks committee. If there is a
violation, it's a misuse of trademark, not copyright on the code which has
the Python license stack.

I'm on that committee and agree this is improper use. Let's see what other
members think.

On Dec 10, 2016 12:19 AM, "Barry Warsaw" <barry at python.org> wrote:

On Dec 10, 2016, at 07:09 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

>I seem to recall that when we discussed the future of Python 2.x, and the
>decision that 2.7 would be the final version and there would be no 2.8, we
>reached a consensus that if anyone did backport Python 3 features to a
>2 fork, they should not call it Python 2.8 as that could mislead people
>thinking it was officially supported.
>I think the project should be renamed to make it clear that its a fork,
>like Stackless.

Yes, exactly right.  It's not sanctioned by the PSF and should not be called
"Python" anything.

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