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From Carlos Santana <>
Subject Re: feedback on using Apache OpenWhisk name
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:46:43 GMT
I agree with Bertrand and having a links to a mailing list thread and Github issue helps the
next time someone requests to the (P)PMC to review a proposal to use the mark

- Carlos Santana

> On Mar 7, 2019, at 5:15 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <> wrote:
> Hi,
>> On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 6:19 PM Matt Rutkowski <> wrote:
>> ...In my experience, they get very agitated when Apache project names are
>> used outside of Apache owned contexts....
> It shouldn't be "they" - this (P)PMC should be careful about how its
> marks are used, in order to demonstrate that it's protecting them
> actively.
> Failure to do so might make it much harder to fight violations should
> they appear...being unable to challenge someone using the OpenWhisk
> name in a confusing and possibly damaging  way would be bad.
> An obvious example nowadays is someone distributing a Docker image or
> other binary named "OpenWhisk" and doing bad things...protecting our
> marks means making sure such things cannot be confused with this
> project's releases.
> The (P)PMC just needs to clearly define how its marks can be used,
> based on the ASF recommendations, and collecting examples like
> Rodric's is good for that.
> -Bertrand

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