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From "Jay Kreps (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PODLINGNAMESEARCH-2) Establish whether "Apache Kafka" is a suitable name
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:56:34 GMT


Jay Kreps commented on PODLINGNAMESEARCH-2:

Following in the footsteps of the other investigations, here are the results:

Evidence Of Open Source Adoption:
Searched for "kafka" on 4 hits:
1. Apache Kafka (us)
2. kafka-rb (a ruby client for apache kafka someone wrote)
3. Kafka ("an image-morphing utility")
4. kafkas "kafkas universitesi" (not sure what this is, no code)

Searched sourceforge. 1 Hit:
1. Kafka (win32 image morphing library, same as above)
   (by default this gets filtered due to inactivity, so you have to exapand your filters to
show inactive)

Searched github, 45 results
39 are Apache kafka clients, packaging, or other tools, the rest are given below
 - kafka "Applet delivering sayings of Karl Kraus - written
in Clojure"
 - kafka "Test-anything-fast-boilerplate"
 - BasicKafka
 - Chateau-Kafka
 - Two empty repos

Searched google code ( no hits

Evidence of registration

Searched on TESS: 
4 hits. 1 for "Kafka", "Metal hardware, brassware". None software related.
Searched on
7 hits. 1 for "Kafka", same as above.

Searched for "open source kafka" on
- 378,000 results
- First 10 pages are either apache kafka related, franz kafka related. One hit for:
The image morphing library.

Searched for "open source kafka" on
- 3,530 results
- First 10 pages are same as above (apache kafka, franz kafka, plus 2 hits for image morphing

Searched for "open source kafka" on
- 2,160,000 results
- Checked first 10 pages, same as above

Searched for "kafka" on (26,600,000 results)
- First page is just Franz Kafka and Apache Kafka
- Subsequent 10 pages also contain: 
   - - "Kafka Wine"
   - Other people named kafka
   - - "Kafka Granite - Decomposed Granite, Landscape Boulders..."
   - - Kafka - Online Clothing
   - - Kafka Farms and Equine Center 
   - - Kafka Conveyors & Equipment
   - - Kafka's Coffee & Tea

Searched for "kafka" on (26,700,000 results):
In addition to the google results found
  - - Kafka Denture Clinic

Searched for "kafka" on (28,000,000 results):
 In addition to the above, found:
  - - Kafka Realty
  - - Kafka Design

Searched for "kafka software" on (2,230,000 results):
Two seem to be software related and not apache kafka:
- Komplexe Analyse Flächenhafter KatasterAufnahmen (KAFKA) Software für Ausgleichung (page
is in german, translation is "System for analysis and adjustment of any terrestrial-geodetic
- KAFKA Flowmeter Simulation This
is a review of something called Kafka, but I can't find a link to the actual product searching
for "Kafka Flowmeter simulation"

Searched for "kafka software" on (3,770,000)
- Kafka Software - Company that makes a mobile phone app called
"I have an idea"

Searched for "kafka software" on (3,560,000)
No additional software related results
> Establish whether "Apache Kafka" is a suitable name
> ---------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: PODLINGNAMESEARCH-2
>                 URL:
>             Project: Podling Suitable Names Search
>          Issue Type: Suitable Name Search
>            Reporter: Alan Cabrera

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