[openstack-dev] [neutron]: Neutron naming legal issues

Morales, Victor victor.morales at intel.com
Fri Apr 1 15:43:38 UTC 2016


Did you verify with Marvel if it's possible to keep the name and use
his hero. In that way we could be the first OpenStack project to have

Victor Morales

On Fri, 2016-04-01 at 08:46 +0300, Jimmy Akin wrote:
> Dear Neutrinos,
> We've been following the project for quite some time.
> To our satisfaction the project seems to have done well; the base
> line of
> features that were available to the networking component of OpenStack
> (then nova-network) has grown quite a bit and seem to have gained a
> successful momentum with the communities, both development and
> operators.
> However, Neutron appears to be a trademarked name [1], and 
> after thoroughly discussing the issue with our and Marvel' legal
> departments
> both sides have reached the conclusion that a naming scheme is an
> obligatory amendment and unfortunately is the only viable option.
> An obvious resolution to this issue is reverting the old "Quantum"
> name back.
> However, this is subject to change and review from the PTL and as
> such, we'll shortly propose a relevant change to the review system.
> We anticipate the review process to be be swift, to avoid further
> legal implications.
> Sincerely,
> Jimmy J. Akin,
> CIO,        John F. Kennedy Space Center.
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_(Marvel_Comics)
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