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Is there anyone out there that could give us some direction about our project
On Monday May 04, 2009, Josh Thompson wrote:
> To the legal-discuss list:
> From those on the legal-discuss list, there's one thing NCSU would like to
> get clarification on. If NCSU more clearly donates the name "VCL" to
> Apache, would NCSU still be allowed to run a service that contains "VCL" in
> the name of the service?
> Whether or not the Apache project name changes, the NCSU site
> (http://vcl.ncsu.edu) will be updated to clearly reflect that the code
> powering the service is from Apache. As a bit of background, while
> development of VCL was at NCSU, NCSU had no problems with other
> universities using the code to run a service named "VCL" at their own site.
> It was just asked that somewhere on the site, NCSU was credited with the
> development of VCL. When moving the code to Apache, it was assumed that
> this same arrangement would be allowed (i.e. Apache credited with the
> development of VCL). It's okay if that's not the case, but it would be
> helpful to have some legal reasons explaining why.
> To the vcl-dev list:
> If using "VCL" in the name of the service would not be allowed, what do
> people in the VCL community think of changing the Apache project name to
> VCloud? That name was previously mentioned by Sam in this message:
> On Friday May 01, 2009, aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu wrote:
> > Matt, Alan, Kevan,
> > Any additional information on the project name ?
> > I found this in the archives:
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/200904.mbox/%3
> >C4 d6e71c2-396a-4b02-afa9-041edd94f...@sun.com%3e
> > In particular:
> > "If you want to continue to use VCL, I'd recommend asking NCSU to make
> > more obvious their donation to Apache and their intent to donate not
> > only the code but the name. This would allow us to claim historic use
> > of the name. If not, find another name."
> > How do we donate the name?
> > NCSU is taking efforts to make the donation more obvious at the ncsu
> > site.
> > Thanks for any advice,
> > Aaron
Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)
North Carolina State University
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