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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 05:36:16 EST 2016

On 10 December 2016 at 10:15, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 12/10/2016 4:05 AM, David Mertz wrote:
>> 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 believe that this 'derived work' is both a trademark and a license
> violation.  Clause 7 of the PSF License V. 2, as displayed by '>>>
> license()', explicitly denies permission to make derivative works that
> violate PSF Trademarks.  Perhaps Github and Infoworld should be informed
> also, but our lawyer can decide.
> "This License Agreement does not grant permission to use PSF
> trademarks ..."
> Perhaps that document should mention somewhere at the top that "Python" is a
> PSF Trademark for computer languages.

Someone has raised an issue against the project at
https://github.com/naftaliharris/python2.8/issues/47 We should
probably see what the project owner's response to that is.


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