Python trademark in danger February 15, 2013
A bit off topic: The Python foundation that is behind the Python programming language posted a call for help because of an legal issue involving their trademark "Python".
There is a company in the UK that is trying to trademark the use of the term "Python" for all software, services, servers... pretty much anything having to do with a computer. Specifically, it is the company that got a hold on the python.co.uk domain 13 years ago. At that time we weren't looking a lot at trademark issues, and so we didn't get that domain.
This hasn't been an issue since then because the python.co.uk domain has, for most of its life, just forwarded its traffic on to the parent companies, veber.co.uk and pobox.co.uk. Unfortunately, Veber has decided that they want to start using the name "Python" for their server products.
They tried to talk with that company unsuccessfully. Python now needs evidence that it is widely used and best by known companies in the EU to not loose it.
Although Zenphoto itself does not use Python (the Trac system we used until 2012 did though), please help if you can. This could technically happen to any other open source project as well. We made a donation to help with the legal costs a bit.
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