wxWindows changes name

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Feb 25 17:38:25 CET 2004


"Paul Boddie" <paul at boddie.net> wrote in message
news:23891c90.0402250227.7d07849f at posting.google.com...
> "Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote in message
news:<mailman.57.1077648520.8594.python-list at python.org>...
> I guess Microsoft aren't up for yet more protracted legal action
> involving Sun, so they go for the small guy instead.

Exactly

> > It is a complement to Julian and Robin that MS noticed them enough to
> > threaten and negotiate with them.  Also that they did not just cave but
> > negotiated a 6 month transition period and $ for transition costs.
>
> Microsoft deserves no compliments whatsoever.
....
> So, how is it a compliment that a corporation waits several years
> before jumping on an now-established project whose name doesn't really
> infringe on any reasonable trademark? How does threatening behaviour
> deserve any compliment whatsoever?

It does not and I did not and I do not see how you could think so from my
praising Julian and Robin.

Terry J. Reedy








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