I'm a little confused. What specific usage of an Apache mark is being
requested here? Any specific permissions granted to use Apache marks to
refer to third party's goods, including "Cassandra", should include
email@example.com on any plans or decisions.
Hopefully PMC members are aware of the Apache Trademark Policy:http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/
And of the PMC branding requirements:http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/pmcs.html
It sounds like there are two issues here (pardon me if I'm missing
something since I'm not on dev@ or pmc@ here):
- A technical issue with some of Stephen's (or related) code that
involves a Cassandra-related plugin for Maven. I can't help on that
one, sorry. 8-)
- A potential request to use Apache's "Cassandra" trademark to refer to
software developed outside of the ASF. This is typically not something
that is allowed. As the primary mission of the ASF is to develop
software for the public good, in general third parties (which would
include things developed at codehaus) may not use Apache marks to refer
to their software products, unless they follow the "Powered By" style:http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/faq/#poweredby
Note that trademarks are most important when referring to software
products (or services) - so uses of "Cassandra" or "Maven" or the like
in APIs, classnames, or in many cases module names is not typically an
issue. Trademarks are all about how relevant consumers (i.e. your
users) think of the software that you're providing.
Please let me know on trademarks@ (a privately archived list) if you
have any questions about branding policy.
- Shane Curcuru
VP, Brand Management, The Apache Software Foundation
Stephen Connolly wrote:
shane, am I being overly cautious or have we more fun here
ps I am only on the maven pmc, so I cannot follow if you jump to
Sent from my Android phone, so random spelling mistakes, random nonsense
words and other nonsense are a direct result of using swype to type on
On 28 Jan 2011 19:21, "Eric Evans" wrote: On Fri, 2011-01-28 at 19:07 +0000, Stephen Connolly wrote:
Since there does not seem to be any desire to accept CASSANDRA-1997
Can the PMC vote to approve the use of the Cassandra mark by the
> project for the
Cassandra Maven Plugin
I don't understand why you'd need permission. Help me to understand why
this is necessary. If it is necessary, then I suspect there are other
cases ongoing where we need to defend our mark.
0 don't care
I'm not going to vote on something I don't understand.