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From Marco de Abreu <marco.g.ab...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ownership of discuss.mxnet.io
Date Fri, 12 Jun 2020 22:18:16 GMT
Same questions with regards to  https://discuss.gluon.ai/  obviously.

-Marco

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 12:07 AM Marco de Abreu <marco.g.abreu@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Sheng,
>
> thanks for the quick response.
>
> Could you elaborate about the hosting of the forum? Is there the
> possibility to move it to some ASF-managed webhost (I'm not sure about the
> complexity of hosting Discourse)?
>
> Also, I'd suggest to make an Apache managed subdomain the main domain
> (e.g. https://discuss.mxnet.apache.org/ <https://mxnet.apache.org/>). The
> existing domain could be a redirect.
>
> Additionally, can we hook it up to the Apache IDP to allow committers and
> pmc members to be automatically authorized?
>
> Best regards
> Marco
>
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 11:24 PM Sheng Zha <zhasheng@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Marco,
>>
>> I'm an admin of that website along with a couple of other PPMC members.
>> This forum has been around for some time and has been helpful in connecting
>> users of mxnet to the developer community. I think it's in the best
>> interest of this community to consider this under PPMC control for better
>> discoverability under the mxnet domain name. I'm happy to grant you admin
>> access if you or any other PPMC members need it. If you feel otherwise,
>> feel free to propose how you suggest we proceed.
>>
>> -sz
>>
>> On 2020/06/12 21:07:28, Marco de Abreu <marcoabreu@apache.org> wrote:
>> > Hi everyone,
>> >
>> > Due to a PR [1] I had a closer look at discuss.mxnet.io which is a
>> forum to
>> > discuss about MXNet. It's a very helpful platform and provides great
>> > assistance for the community.
>> >
>> > When I looked into the terms of services [2] though, I noticed that the
>> ASF
>> > and MXNet ppmc are mentioned as owners.
>> >
>> > From my understanding, that forum and the domain are not managed by the
>> ASF
>> > or the mxnet ppmc. Thus, that statement does not seem correct and is
>> rather
>> > a trademark infringement. My understanding is that the platform is
>> operated
>> > by a third party as a community service towards MXNet. Thus, I think
>> it's
>> > important to properly express who's responsible for that platform.
>> >
>> > If somebody has any knowledge about the owner of that forum, I'd
>> appreciate
>> > if they could give them a heads up for this thread.
>> >
>> > Best regards
>> > Marco
>> >
>> > [1]: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/18553/files
>> > [2]: https://discuss.mxnet.io/tos
>> >
>>
>

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