[Tutor] Python needs your help -- trademark under attack --> PUT THIS ON FB, LINKEDIN!!

Albert-Jan Roskam fomcl at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 20 11:55:59 CET 2013

> The Python Software Foundation is the organisation which protects and manages 
> the "boring" bits of keeping a big open source project alive: the 
> legal and contractual parts, funding for projects, trademarks and copyrights.
> If you are based in Europe, or know somebody who uses Python in Europe, the PSF 
> needs your help.
> There is a company in the UK who has applied to trademark the name 
> "Python" and are claiming the *exclusive* right to use the word 
> "Python" for software, servers, and web services over the entire 
> European Union.
> You can read more about this here:
> http://pyfound.blogspot.com/2013/02/python-trademark-at-risk-in-europe-we.html
> If you have documentation of European user groups, trade associations, books, 
> conferences, scans of job advertisements for Python programmers, software that 
> uses some variation of "Python" in the name, etc. your evidence will 
> be helpful in defeating this attempted grab of the Python name.
> You can also testify to the fact that when you read or hear of the name 
> "Python" in relation to computers and the Internet, you think of 
> Python the programming language.

Thanks for posting this. $@#@, first the attack on PyPi, now this!
Would also be good to disseminate this message through Facebook, LinkedIn etc.
I'll try and get a letter from my company. This sucks.

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