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

Robert Pyle rpyle@post.harvard....
Fri Jul 2 08:52:56 CDT 2010

On Jul 2, 2010, at 1:11 AM, 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...
> cheers,
> David

It was very late last night when I wrote.  I meant to say 'trademark'  
rather than 'copyright'.

But IANAL, also.


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