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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Dec 10 22:22:40 EST 2016

On 12/10/2016 10:11 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 12/10/2016 5:28 PM, Wes Turner wrote:
>> So forks with modules added or removed cannot be called Python?
> Distributions that make parts of the stdlib optional are not forks.  The
> PSF Windows installer makes tcl/tk, tkinter, IDLE, and turtle? modules
> optional.
> Distributions that package additional modules with unmodified python x.y
> are also, to me, not forks.  But they are always given other names for
> the combined package.  ActiveState Python, Enthought Python, Anaconda
> (Python).  Separate names for separate distribution allow people to
> search for particular distributions and discuss questions like "Which
> distribution is best for purpose A?"
> I am sure that ActiveState Software Inc. would not be happy if you
> distributed Python + selected modules and called it 'ActiveState Python'
> ;-),  Some for other distributions.

I just found the small gray print: "© 2016 ActiveState Software Inc. All 
rights reserved. ActiveState®, Komodo®, ActiveState Perl Dev Kit®, 
ActiveState Tcl Dev Kit®, ActivePerl®, ActivePython®, and ActiveTcl® are 
registered trademarks of ActiveState."

Terry Jan Reedy

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