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Submission + - Python trademark at risk in Europe (

baijum81 writes: "Python Software Foundation is looking for help to protect the trademark "Python" in European Union. The blog says: "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 domain 13 years ago.""

Submission + - Python trademark at risk in Europe

mvar writes: It seems that a company in the UK is trying to trademark the "Python" term for all-things-computing and the PSF (Python Software Foundation) is asking for help. According to the PSF, they contacted the company in order to settle the matter but "They blew us off and responded by filing the community trademark application claiming the exclusive right to use "Python" for software, servers, and web services — everywhere in Europe. ". They now seek help from the community in several ways: By sending a letter to the EU council if you happen to work on a company that uses the Python programming language, by providing EU-published material regarding the Python language (articles etc) and/or financially supporting the PSF in the upcoming legal battle.

Submission + - SaltStack - a new choice for a configuration management (

baijum81 writes: While Puppet & Chef are leading the market of configuration management, SaltStack is emerging as a new configuration management system. The ohlo page gives a good picture about the development activity. The creator also founded a company with open source business model.

Sun May Begin Close Sourcing MySQL Features 509

An anonymous reader writes "From the MySQL User's Conference, Sun has announced, and former CEO Marten Mickos has confirmed, that Sun will be close sourcing sections of the MySQL code base. Sun will begin with close sourcing the backup solutions to MySQL, and will continue with more advanced features. With Oracle owning Innodb, and it being GPL, does this mean that MySQL will be removing it to introduce these features? Sun has had a very poor history of actually open sourcing anything."

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