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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Accept Wave for incubation
Date Wed, 24 Nov 2010 01:47:29 GMT

On Nov 23, 2010, at 5:29 PM, David Wang wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On Nov 23, 2010, at 3:57 PM, Leif Hedstrom wrote:
>> 
>>> On 11/23/2010 04:44 PM, Ralph Goers wrote:
>>>> On Nov 23, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Dan Peterson wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>> 
>>>>> We'd like to propose Wave for entry into the ASF incubator.
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Did Google have any trademarks on Wave and are they allowing them to be
>> transferred to the ASF?
>>> 
>>> Certainly looks like they do have a trademark on "Google Wave", I don't
>> know if that affects this project though, since as far as I can tell, it's
>> changing names to "Wave in a Box" ?
>> 
>> The proposal says the project is Apache Wave and the main product is Wave
>> in a Box.  In either case, it would be good to get confirmation that Google
>> is giving up the rights to "Wave".
>> 
> 
> Thanks for picking that out. I've just added a section on trademarks.
> 
> = Trademarks =
> 
> Google retains all rights to the trademarks "GOOGLE WAVE" and the wave
> design logo, neither of which will be used in the Apache Wave project.

OK - Have they explicitly OK'd Apache Wave?  While Apache Wave would certainly be unique to
Apache, if Google intends to keep using Google Wave (and Wave as a shorthand) this would get
very confusing.

Ralph
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