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

Richard Raseley richard at raseley.com
Thu Apr 16 18:23:25 UTC 2015

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


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.


Richard Raseley

SysOps Engineer
Puppet Labs

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