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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Accept Stratos as an Apache Incubation Project
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:58:56 GMT
On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 05:39:24AM +0530, Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 5:02 AM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>wrote:
> 
> > > == Known Risks ==
> > > Stratos has largely been developed by sponsored developers employed at
> > > a single organization - WSO2.  Seeking a broader community of
> > > contributors is a top goal of contributing Stratos to Apache.
> > > WSO2 plans to continue to offer services and commercial support
> > > packages for Stratos, so there is a financial incentive to broaden
> > > Stratos’ appeal.  This may provide the misinterpretation that Stratos
> > > remains merely a WSO2 technology.  However, WSO2’s main business
> > > strategy is to build and support higher level PaaS offerings
> > > (including the WSO2 middleware stack) on top of a common PaaS
> > > framework, as provided by Stratos.  This includes a WSO2 StratosLive
> > > option which is a public PaaS based on WSO2 Stratos.
> >
> > Kudos for the honest self-analysis.
> >
> 
> Thanks :-).
> 
> I wonder whether Apache Brand Management would cry foul on a trademark like
> > "StratosLive" if such a product were to appear later because of the
> > "confusingly similar name" guideline.  We've seen project founders leave
> > and
> > compete with ASF products while using confusingly similar names before,
> > e.g.
> > CouchBase.
> >
> 
> Yeah we also thought about that .. if StratosLive is too close to home we
> can certainly change it. Bit painful but not impossible.

Alternatively, if WS02 wanted to keep using the "Stratos" term, the 
podling (to be) could re-brand the project itself to something other
than "Stratos".

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