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From Carlos Santana <>
Subject Re: feedback on using Apache OpenWhisk name
Date Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:33:16 GMT
I don’t see anything wrong, and it looks like fair use of “Powered by ...”

I found a similar thing on Digital Ocean market place [1] 😉 using the
“Power by Apache OpenWhisk” but they don’t use the https url to the Apache
openwhisk website.


— Carlos

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 11:23 AM Rodric Rabbah <> wrote:

> Recently, an opportunity arose to provide a *virtual machine image* as a
> one click deployment of OpenWhisk to appear in the market place for a cloud
> provider. I reviewed the trademark details (
> and concluded that the name
> of
> the image can at best refer to OpenWhisk using the “Powered by” approach…
> which was too long for the formatting, so I opted for a different naming
> approach (that omits Apache OpenWhisk entirely in the name) and used
> the *Powered
> by* language in the detailed description (with links to our project page).
> I created the following issue
> with more
> details
> and to solicit additional feedback that can help promote Apache/OpenWhisk,
> and also document the text as a example for future use by others.
> I will close the issue by lazy consensus after 72 hours.
> -r
Carlos Santana

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