Quality control in open source development

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Wed Oct 8 18:00:31 CEST 2008


Dave wrote:

> With the open source licenses that allow redistribution of modified
> code, how do you keep someone unaffiliated with the Python community
> from creating his or her own version of python, and declaring it to be
> Python 2.6, or maybe Python 2.7 without any approval of anyone at the
> PSF? Maybe their code is terrible, and not even compatible with the
> rest of Python! How can the PSF, for example, maintain the quality and
> coheren of new code contributed to be part of Python, or derivative
> works that claim to be some future version of Python? If licensees can
> redisribute as they like, isn't this a huge problem? Is this dealt
> with be restricting use of the Python trademarks?  Just curious..

The hit men from the PSU will take care of that. But I'm not supposed to
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