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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] New blockchain project: Cava
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:11:46 GMT
On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 10:48 AM Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

> > On Feb 6, 2019, at 6:16 AM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 6:06 PM Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hey just because there is a restaurant chain called Cava does not mean
> >> that a software project called Cava is not suitable.
> >>
> >> BTW Cava is Spanish Sparkling Wine - it is like Champagne but made with
> >> Spanish varietals. [1]
> >>
> >
> > I read it as: it seems they are more (rightly) concerned that the
> > derivation of the name includes a corporate name. Not that it interferes
> > with other existing names.
>
> It is not unusual for an Apache project name to be a brand and domain in
> another field of use.
>
> Try these:
> Tomcat.com -> baited rodent traps
> Spark.com -> dating site
> Camel.com -> tobacco
> Geronimo.com -> help for non-profits
> Sling.com -> live tv streaming
> Jackrabbit.com -> athletic apparel
>

I understand that, and how trademarks are area-specific.

The proposal specifically states: *Cava is a contraction of "ConsenSys
Java"*

Thus, I read the community requesting a to-do for a new name that is not
based on a company name.

-g

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