Today I learned: Apple owns a trademark in their new-ish programming language, #swift, for which they applied in 2014. tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfie

The *other* Swift programming language (swift-lang.org) was first released in **2007** and has been in active use ever since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swift_(p

This isn't legal advice, but that *sure* seems like Apple's swift™ would be subject to a pretty serious challenge

@codesections In other news, the federation of Raku potters sent the raku.org domain holders a C&D letter. They want the domain all to themselves.

I jest. I jest.🤣

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> In other news, the federation of Raku potters sent the raku.org domain holders a C&D letter. They want the domain all to themselves. I jest. I jest.

Funnily enough, I was actually involved in getting the Raku trademark (which we just got this year tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfie ) and our TM is carefully limited to "Downloadable computer software for use as an object-oriented, procedural, or functional programming language" and similar for *exactly* that reason!

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@codesections Clearly you learned from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) v. World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) debacle. That whole thing was ten kinds of ridiculous.

I'm glad to hear has strong but narrowly tailored trademark protections. The last thing the Perl / Raku community needs is more bad press.

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