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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Proposal for better docs on trademark research (Incubator)
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:43:46 GMT
Hello,

I would like to commit that. Any objections? (spelling corrections
welcome, right now or after the commit)

cheers


$ svn diff
Index: content/guides/graduation.xml
===================================================================
--- content/guides/graduation.xml (revision 1457669)
+++ content/guides/graduation.xml (working copy)
@@ -285,6 +285,33 @@
                   and some common-sense hints for
                   <a
href="http://apache.org/dev/project-names.html">Choosing names for ASF
projects</a>.
                 </p>
+                <p>
+                    Before a podling can graduate, a "podling
suitable names search" must be done. For this, please open
+                    a JIRA request in the <a
href="https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH">Podling
Suitable Names Searc JIRA space</a>. They should look like:
+
+                    <ul>
+                        <li><a
href="https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-26">Apache
Open Climate Workbench</a></li>
+                        <li><a
href="https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-27">Apache
Onami</a></li>
+                    </ul>
+                </p>
+                <p>
+                    Please consider to research at least the following sources:
+                    <ul>
+                        <li>GitHub</li>
+                        <li>SourceForge.net</li>
+                        <li>Google Code</li>
+                        <li>Ohloh</li>
+                        <li><a href="http://tsdr.uspto.gov">USPTO</a></li>
+                        <li>Google, Bing, Yahoo</li>
+                        <li><a
href="http://www.trademarkia.com">Trademarkia</a></li>
+                    </ul>
+                </p>
+                <p>
+                    Note all results in the according JIRA issues.
When done, inform trademarks @ apache.org that you have finished your
research. Please wait, until the trademarks team has interpreted your
findings and theV.P. Branding approves your request. Trademark
acceptance is not decided by lazy consens.
+                </p>
+                <p>
+                    Onces the name is approved, you can resolve the
JIRA issue and update your status page.
+                </p>
             </section>

             <section id='releases'>
Index: content/projects/incubation-status-template.xml
===================================================================
--- content/projects/incubation-status-template.xml (revision 1457669)
+++ content/projects/incubation-status-template.xml (working copy)
@@ -158,9 +158,8 @@
             </tr>
             <tr>
               <td>....-..-..</td>
-              <td>Make sure that the requested project name does not
already exist and
-                  check www.nameprotect.com to be sure that the name
is not already
-                  trademarked for an existing software product.</td>
+              <td>Make sure that the requested project name does not
already exis. <a
href="http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html#notes-names">Please
follow
+                the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.</a></td>
             </tr>
             <tr>
               <td>....-..-..</td>

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