[Twisted-Python] suggestions for naming to help us preserve a Twisted trademark

Christian Simms christian.simms at gmail.com
Fri May 30 15:18:15 MDT 2008

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 4:56 PM, L. Daniel Burr <ldanielburr at mac.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 May 2008 15:31:36 -0500, Jack Moffitt <jack at chesspark.com> wrote:
>>>> I have to say, personally, there's pretty much no way I would ever name
>>>> a
>>>> project 'Twisty' anything ;-).
>>> OK, OK, I get it.  Everybody hates "Twisty" :).  I should have been more
>>> careful to separate the specific suggestion of "Twisty" (which was just
>>> something that popped into my head) in my original message from the need
>>> for
>>> a word like this.  I wasn't totally set on it.
>> I like Twisty.  It's cute.  Much better than some lame microsoft-like
>> 2-3 letter prefix to the name of the package.  Of course, I think any
>> package called PyBlah is fairly lame too.
>> jack.
> Seconded, for whatever such secondment is worth ;)

I like Twisty.  And trademarks are good in this case, otherwise the
community could get ripped off with a cheap knock-off.  I don't think
Twi- sounds as good as Py- as a prefix.  As for seriousness, there are
so many stupid names in the tech industry no one blinks at an
eccentric name like Twisted (BenQ -> QISDA, Andersen Consulting ->
Accenture, etc.).  I've had people blink at the name Python, but
they're usually so out of touch with technology that it doesn't even


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