On May 28, 2009, at 5:01 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
Take for example the donation of ServiceMix by LogicBlaze.
renamed its product offering of ServiceMix to FUSE.
Reread the request!
They aren't asking to brand a fork of the software, or similar that
They are asking if they provide the "VCL Server" will we be mad?
No more than if they hosted an "Apache HTTP Server" or "Tomcat
If they shipped software they called "VCL" then yes, we would take
And if LogicBlaze offered ServiceMix as SaaS would there not be
confusion that ServiceMix is actually developed at LogicBlaze and
Apache ServiceMix is merely an off shoot project?
If LogicBlaze had things on their site like
- ServiceMix News
- ServiceMix Email notifications
- ServiceMix Community - a community which has nothing to do with
you don't think that would be confusing? Frankly I am baffled as to
why we can't just change our project name. But then NCSU staff and
executives argue against that. Doesn't that seem like they are
attempting to keep the brand association? If they are do we care?
Don't get me wrong, NCSU VCL is bending over backwards to be
accommodating; the project is doing well. Since this is not a legal
issue, per Larry's trusted opinion, and if no one else has problems
with this then, I guess, neither do I. If no one objects I'm happy to
let lazy consensus dictate that the name is ok.