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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: apache binary distributions
Date Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:43:53 GMT
On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 12:33 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 12:29 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <>
> wrote:
>> > The Hadoop PMC is utterly free to produce a Hadoop RPM with Hadoop in it
>> > that corresponds to an Apache Hadoop release.  Having project Foo
>> produce a
>> > release of Bar, Baz and Pigdog is pretty far off the reservation,
>> however.
>> It is. But if they screw up packaging guidelines inadvertently and the
>> downstream
>> want to take matters in their own hands -- how is it "off the reservation"?
> The downstream shouldn't be calling their artifacts Hadoop if they aren't
> the Hadoop PMC in any case.

But they do. And not just hadoop -- go do searches on and see
for yourself.

Now that takeaway from this thread for me so far is this: in order for the
trademark enforcement to be invoked there has to be a legitimate concern
from the PMC. The foundation is not in a business of blatant brand policing
(otherwise quite a few C&D should've been sent already to various Linux


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