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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Geode Incubation proposal
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:42:11 GMT
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.

rgds
jan I.


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