[SciPy-Dev] Does Matlab need to be MATLAB(TM)...

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Fri Jun 4 02:18:52 CDT 2010


Thanks, guys.  Not that your opinions aren't valuable, but it is a matter of
legality that I'm concerned about, and we do have people on-list who seem to
make it their business to worry about these things, so hopefully one of them
will chime in as well.

DG

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 12:07 AM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > IMHO it should be called MATLAB and not Matlab since that is what
> Mathworks call
> > it.
>
> >From the wikipedia style guide, I don't think we're obliged to
> capitalize the way the Mathworks would like, and we can choose
> whatever reads better.
>
> > As for the TM, I tend to agree, it is pretty irrelevant, though I am not
> a
> > lawyer. It might be better from a legal point to leave them there.
>
> I am not a lawyer either, but it looks as though the key principle is
> fair use.  Fair use means - in our case - that when we say 'matlab' -
> we mean the Matlab program written by the Mathworks.   If that's
> obvious from the context, I don't think we need the TM, and if it
> isn't, I don't think the TM helps much (whose TM?).  I might be wrong
> though,
>
> Cheers,
>
> Matthew
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