the Python Foundation

Rami Chowdhury rami.chowdhury at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 12:10:33 CET 2010


On 2010-03-24 16:22, Paul Rubin wrote:
> "Steve Holden, Chairman, PSF" <chairman at python.org> writes:
> > We have also registered the trademark "Python" for use in reference to
> > computer programming languages, thereby ensuring that we can take action
> > should some ill-advised individual or organization decide to produce
> > another language with "Python" in its name
> 
> There has been a Lisp compiler called "Python" for many years:
> 
>  http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=141471.141558

The FAQ disclaims any connection and claims that Python the Lisp
compiler has been around longer than Python the language...

http://www.cons.org/cmucl/FAQ.html

I was awfully confused the first time I came across SBCL giving me warnings
about Python, though -- proves how well the PSF has safeguarded the name!

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