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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Groovy Incubation proposal
Date Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:50 GMT
On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 3:23 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
> On 3/11/15 4:20 PM, Martijn Dashorst wrote:
>> Great initiative!
>>
>> Just one question: I don't see anything related to the groovy name and
>> possible trademark in the proposal. Does Pivotal have any claims to
>> the name groovy, and if so are those claims transferred to the ASF?
>
> Good point.  Just from the Apache *policy* side, the ASF must have
> trademark rights to a podling's name before the board will approve a
> graduation vote.  With such a long history, we would need a clear
> statement of some sort from whoever was previously hosting Groovy
> software product releases, which would seem to be Pivotal.  Or, the
> podling would have to choose a new name that we did have rights to.  8-)
>
> If the PPMC requests it, we can then register the project's name as a
> trademark in the US *after* graduation.
>
> If this podling joins the incubator, please coordinate some Groovy PPMC
> and Pivotal contacts with trademarks@.  Presuming Pivotal is willing
> (and I can't imagine why they wouldn't be), trademarks@ can ensure the
> right stuff gets done.

Great point! I'm on the hook to coordinate this. Stay tuned.

Thanks,
Roman.

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