[openstack-dev] [puppet] naming of the project

Emilien Macchi emilien at redhat.com
Thu Apr 16 18:32:42 UTC 2015

On 04/16/2015 02:23 PM, Richard Raseley wrote:
> Emilien Macchi wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I sent a patch to openstack/governance to move our project under the big
>> tent, and it came up [1] that we should decide of a project name and be
>> careful about trademarks issues with Puppet name.
>> I would like to hear from Puppetlabs if there is any issue to use Puppet
>> in the project title; also, I open a new etherpad so people can suggest
>> some names: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/puppet-openstack-naming
>> Thanks,
>> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/172112/1/reference/projects.yaml,cm
> Emilien,
> I went ahead and had a discussion with Puppet's legal team on this
> issue. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to sanction the use of
> Puppet's name or registered trademarks as part of the project's name.
> To be clear, this decision is in no way indicative of Puppet not feeling
> the project is 'worthy' or 'high quality' (in fact the opposite is
> true), but rather is a purely defensive decision.
> We are in the process of reevaluating our usage guidelines, but there is
> no firm timetable as of this moment.

I guess our best option is to choose a name without Puppet in the title.
We will proceed to a vote after all proposals on the etherpad.

Thank you for your help,

> Regards,
> Richard Raseley
> SysOps Engineer
> Puppet Labs

Emilien Macchi

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