There is an ongoing debate on Spring Python's usage of the term "component". There is associated baggage with this term.
Spring Java, as many are aware, uses the term "bean", since they are founded on POJO programming practices, making bean a simple solution at the time.
Spring.NET uses the term "object".
Considering Spring Python is still young and more importantly, pre-1.0, if you had a choice in picking a name for a managed POPO (plain old python object), what would you call it?