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

Guido van Rossum gvanrossum at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 17:26:33 EST 2016

FWIW the author is amenable to renaming, so that's the end for me. See the
issue referenced earlier in the thread.

--Guido (mobile)

On Dec 10, 2016 1:24 PM, "David Mertz" <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:

> On Dec 10, 2016 10:42 AM, "Wes Turner" <wes.turner at gmail.com> wrote:
> and this is on purpose, since Python is BSD software which
>> anyone can use, modify, fork, etc.
> So, otherwise everyone who forks for any reason is in violation of the
> trademark policy?
> The trademark issue has nothing to do with the code copyright or forking.
> PyPy, Brython, IronPython, Jython are all distinct code bases that
> implement (mostly) the same language semantics. Probably all of those use
> some code from CPython, but even if some other implementation used zero
> common code it wouldn't matter.
> None of those projects are allowed to call their next release "Python 2.8"
> either, regardless of precise semantics implemented. I could call some
> project Foothon 2.8 if I wanted, because it wouldn't invite confusion about
> official status for the PDF.
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