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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Geode Incubation proposal
Date Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:10:09 GMT
+1 for Geode accepted into Incubator.

It shouldn't be a big issue whether the codebase is available or not at the
moment. It is part of incubation to shape it up to an open source project,
that doesn't have to happen a priori (can't recall that Google Wave was
available as OSS before coming to ASF, but I could remember wrongly)

Anyway, looking forward to see this being accepted.

// Niclas

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 4:05 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:42 AM, jan i <jani@apache.org> wrote:
> > On 13 April 2015 at 19:19, Greg Chase <gchase@pivotal.io> wrote:
> >
> >> jan i <jani <at> apache.org> writes:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > On Sunday, April 12, 2015, dsh <daniel.haischt <at> gmail.com>
wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Just as a quick remark. Geode might be a trademark owned by AMD:
> >> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geode_%28processor%29
> >> >
> >> > Good catch, we need to hear the opinion of trademark <at>  because
it
> >> depend on
> >> > it is in an overlapping field (as I understood it). F.x. Corinthia is
> >> > registered as a print font and hotel chain, but that was not a
> problem.
> >> >
> >> > I think it is a good proposal and the project seems to have good
> chances
> >> of
> >> > growing under the wings of apache.
> >> >
> >> > rgds
> >> > jan i
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> The name "Geode" was thought up by the Geode contributors at Pivotal.
> >>
> >> Pivotal legal did a pretty extensive trademark search to ensure there
> would
> >> be no infringement.  It was their opinion that there  is low risk of
> >> trademark
> >> infringement with the AMD product.
> >>
> >> However, its fully understandable that Apache legal needs to vet the
> name
> >> of the project should it be accepted for incubation.
> >>
> >
> > Thanks for the explanation, that was what I expected, but since a slight
> > concern has
> > been raised, I have the following proposal.
> >
> > Get a statement from Pivotal legal, what they have done, and add it to
> the
> > proposal.
> >
> > That will also give ASF trademark (not legal) a stepping stone.
>
> I guess at this point I'm not sure what level of specific details
> would be required.
> Like I said: Pivotal has done a trademark clearance search to determine
> whether
> the Geode name was available for use. The determination was that it is ok
> to
> use it.
>
> Of course, ASF always has to do a PODLINGNAMESEARCH before blessing
> the name and we fully expect this to be the case here. I am not saying that
> we somehow replaced that step. All I am saying is that chances of Geode
> passing PODLINGNAMESEARCH are high. But that's just one company's
> opinion.
>
> Not sure what other level of details needs to be communicated. If somebody
> can jump in and tell me specifics -- that would be appreciated.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Roman.
>
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Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
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