[Twisted-Python] Re: suggestions for naming to help us preserve a Twisted Trademark

Andrew Francis andrewfr_ice at yahoo.com
Fri May 30 14:10:31 EDT 2008


>When choosing which prefix to use, I would suggest against being too 
>concerned with which obscure software project already uses it. 
>ToscaWidgets is still in alpha according to their webpage, which 
>hasn't been updated in ages. I don't mean to deride another project, 
>but considering the high rate of failure of most OSS projects, unless 
>it has a community inertia as large as or larger than Twisted's, I say 
>every project for itself.

I would be tempted to use a prefix like tsf or twsf so there is a closer association to the Twisted Software Foundation, the entity that is the custodian of Twisted. I know little about trademark law (especially in the  U.S) but I think there are benefits when the legal entity and the product/service share a name (trade name)


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