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From Noah Slater <nsla...@tumbolia.org>
Subject Re: Couchbase trademark issues
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:47:28 GMT
+1

Feeling quite proud of us as a community in our responses here.


On 21 Feb 2012, at 00:28, Randall Leeds <randall.leeds@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 16:21, Jason Smith <jhs@iriscouch.com> wrote:
>> ## Facts
>>
>> * CouchOne built products and services promoting CouchDB for one year
>> * Couchbase did the same, plus held events, for about one year
>> * Couchbase pivoted their products and branding a scant ten weeks ago.
>> * The pivot announcement acknowledges the confusion and lays plans to
>> address it.
>> * Couchbase's DB sync product is un-confusingly named Mobile SyncPoint
>> and uses the Couch replication protocol
>> * Couchbase employs several CouchDB committers
>>
>> ^^ Kindly restrict responses to fact only, thanks.
>>
>> ## Opinions
>>
>> * The confusion is a recent, manageable, phenomenon. Its peak (or
>> depth) is at most ten weeks old, less if you consider holidays.
>> * It will blow over.
>> * ASF committers at Couchbase are admirable. They all keep their
>> mouths shut. Some of them quietly commit code (to CouchDB or GeoCouch)
>> day-in, day-out.
>>
>> Like a lifelong friendship that's hit a rough patch, the rewards of a
>> years-long relationship outweigh the cost of the transgression.
>>
>> The key word from Benoit's emails is "gentlemen."
>
> Good summary. I agree with all the facts. On the opinion that it will
> blow over, we must do our part to help (that's all the other issues
> for other threads that Noah mentioned).
> CouchBase should figure out what they can do as well, and they should
> share those plans with us so we can all reduce confusion together.

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