[Python-Dev] Someons's put a "Python 2.8" on GitHub
wes.turner at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 22:49:05 EST 2016
- From https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13147972 :
(Replying to the top-ranked comment so that as many people as possible see
While I wish Naftali well in his efforts - I have a private Python-derived
language myself! - this is not "Python 2.8." For trademark purposes,
"Python" is only what is released or endorsed by the PSF.
We have already reached out to Naftali and asked him to change the name of
his project and update this blog post accordingly.
Obviously, though, this is someone who cares a lot about Python, so let's
be sure not to rain down on him with a lot of scorn; I admire that he was
willing to sit down and 'scratch his own itch.'
Source: I am the General Counsel of the PSF.
On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Wes Turner <wes.turner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Wes Turner <wes.turner at gmail.com
>> On Saturday, December 10, 2016, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> 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
>>> 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.
>> So there needs to be a prefix or a suffix?
>> [prefix] Python
>> Python [suffix]
> What is the objective here?
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