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

Edgar Magana edgar.magana at workday.com
Fri Apr 1 15:51:59 UTC 2016

Let’s keep the name and wait for the movie where we all become the bad guys! 


On 3/31/16, 10:46 PM, "Jimmy Akin" <jimmyakin at rambler.ru> 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
>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.
>Jimmy J. Akin,
>CIO,        John F. Kennedy Space Center.
>[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_(Marvel_Comics)
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