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

Emilien Macchi emilien at redhat.com
Fri Apr 17 14:52:31 UTC 2015

On 04/16/2015 02:32 PM, Emilien Macchi wrote:
> 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.

While we hear from Puppetlabs about the trademark potential issue, I
would like to run a vote for a name that does not contain `Puppet`, so
we can go ahead on the governance thing.
I took all proposals on the etherpad [1] and created a poll that will
close on next Tuesday 3pm, just before our weekly meeting so we will
make it official.

Anyone is welcome to vote:

Any feedback on the vote itself is also welcome.


[1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/puppet-openstack-naming

> Thank you for your help,
>> Regards,
>> Richard Raseley
>> SysOps Engineer
>> Puppet Labs

Emilien Macchi

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