[Numpy-discussion] [ANN] Bento (ex-toydist) 0.0.3

David david@silveregg.co...
Fri Jul 2 03:44:03 CDT 2010

On 07/02/2010 05:05 PM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 1:56 PM, Robert Pyle<rpyle@post.harvard.edu>  wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> While I agree that toydist needs a new name, Bento might not be a good
>>> choice.  It's already the name of a database system for Macintosh from
>>> Filemaker, an Apple subsidiary.  I'd be *very* surprised if the name
>>> Bento is not copyrighted.
>> Can you copyright a word ? I thought this was the trademark part of
>> the law. For example, "linux" is a trademark owned by Linus Torvald.
>> Also, well known packages use words which are at least as common as
>> bento in English (sphinx, twisted, etc...), and as likely to be
>> trademarked. But IANAL...
> There's been lots of discussions about this on the Sage list, since
> there's lots of software called Sage. It seems that the consensus of
> IANAL advice on that list is that as long as they're not competing in
> the same market they're OK. For instance, there's been some talk about
> whether it's OK to include economics utilities in Sage since there's an
> accounting software (?) called Sage -- that sort of thing.

Thanks. that's useful to know.

> Thanks for your work David, I'll make sure to check it out soon!

Note that cython setup.py can be automatically converted - there is a 
small issue with the setup docstring which contains rest syntax 
incompatible with bento.info format (when empty lines has a different 
amount of space than the current indentation). But once you manually 
edit those, you can build egg, windows installer and install cython. In 
particular, the cython script is "exucutablified" like setuptools does, 
so cython is a bit more practical to use on windows.



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