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From Mikeal Rogers <>
Subject Re: Couchbase trademark issues
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:34:44 GMT
Confusion over what CouchDB is has more to do with a lack of clarity on the website and conveyed
by the project itself than anything Cloudant, CouchBase, or any other company has done building
products around it.

Renaming it does not solve this, it just creates a new name/entity people understand even

Until not that long ago this was on the website as some form of architecture explanation:

A great visualization if you already know what CouchDB is but only confusing if you don't.


On Feb 20, 2012, at February 20, 201210:46 AM, James Hayton wrote:

> Maybe a crazy idea, but since the end result of any legal stuff would be
> somebody changing the name of something, why doesn't Apache CouchDB just re
> brand itself?  I mean we need a website makeover, etc...  Why don't we just
> ditch the name and come up with something better with a new vision, new
> leadership, etc...  Lets put a few features in that people have been asking
> for, include the big couch code (clustering), create a new website and call
> it something different.  (CouchDB 2.0 Becomes AwesomeDB lol)
> I understand that alot of people have quite a bit invested in the name
> CouchDB, at this may not be something realistic, but this just seems like
> at least another option we should discuss.
> Just my .02.
> James

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