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    • Type: Suitable Name Search Suitable Name Search
    • Status: Open
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Podling:
      S4
    • Proposed Name:
      S4

      Description

      Before graduation, we need to make sure that the project name has not been already trademarked.

      Here are some resources related to this issue:

      http://incubator.apache.org/guides/names.html
      http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/

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        Flavio Junqueira added a comment -
        I'm not sure if this the right way of doing it, but we need some guidance on how to make sure that the project name is appropriate. I initially created the jira in the S4 queue, but moved it here once we found that there is this queue. Hopefully it is the right place.
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        Flavio Junqueira added a comment - I'm not sure if this the right way of doing it, but we need some guidance on how to make sure that the project name is appropriate. I initially created the jira in the S4 queue, but moved it here once we found that there is this queue. Hopefully it is the right place.
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        Matthieu Morel added a comment -
        For information, a search (today) on the US patent and trademark office database returns "S4" registered trademarks in the following categories, somehow related to software:

        * computer software for management of purchasing of supplies and accounts payable for surgical facilities.
        * Computer software for database management of inventory for grocery stores
        * Computer programs for processing and managing credit card transactions and electronic point of sale transactions
        * Communication services, namely, electronic transmission of data and documents among users of computers; Providing multiple use access to global computer information networks for the transfer and dissemination of a wide range of information; Providing private and secure real time electronic communication over a computer network.
        * Computer security services in the nature of providing an internet trust center, namely, computer security assurance and administration of digital keys and digital certificates; Consulting services in the field of national security; Electronic monitoring services for security purposes in the field of homeland security and government.
        * Computer consultation in the field of computer security; Computer security service, namely, restricting access to and by computer networks to and of undesired web sites, media and individuals and facilities; Computer services, namely, computer system administration for others; Computer systems analysis; Customization of computer hardware and software; Design and maintenance of computer sites for third parties; Design for others in the field of computer networks, software, and engineering for the government agencies; Design of computer networks and software for others for the government agencies; Integration of computer systems and networks; Monitoring the computer systems of others for technical purposes and providing back-up computer programs and facilities.
        * Software and engineering consulting service
        * computer software for management of purchasing of supplies and accounts payable


        It looks like the "S4" name is used either for consulting services or for software aimed at well defined domains. Apache S4 provides a stream processing platform.

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        Matthieu Morel added a comment - For information, a search (today) on the US patent and trademark office database returns "S4" registered trademarks in the following categories, somehow related to software: * computer software for management of purchasing of supplies and accounts payable for surgical facilities. * Computer software for database management of inventory for grocery stores * Computer programs for processing and managing credit card transactions and electronic point of sale transactions * Communication services, namely, electronic transmission of data and documents among users of computers; Providing multiple use access to global computer information networks for the transfer and dissemination of a wide range of information; Providing private and secure real time electronic communication over a computer network. * Computer security services in the nature of providing an internet trust center, namely, computer security assurance and administration of digital keys and digital certificates; Consulting services in the field of national security; Electronic monitoring services for security purposes in the field of homeland security and government. * Computer consultation in the field of computer security; Computer security service, namely, restricting access to and by computer networks to and of undesired web sites, media and individuals and facilities; Computer services, namely, computer system administration for others; Computer systems analysis; Customization of computer hardware and software; Design and maintenance of computer sites for third parties; Design for others in the field of computer networks, software, and engineering for the government agencies; Design of computer networks and software for others for the government agencies; Integration of computer systems and networks; Monitoring the computer systems of others for technical purposes and providing back-up computer programs and facilities. * Software and engineering consulting service * computer software for management of purchasing of supplies and accounts payable It looks like the "S4" name is used either for consulting services or for software aimed at well defined domains. Apache S4 provides a stream processing platform.
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        Shane Curcuru added a comment -
        ACTION: Could some PPMC members from the podling search on the phrase "S4 Software", and provide a brief description of any obvious companies that have a software product called "S4" or include S4 as the start of the name?

        We usually ask podlings to search on at least ohloh, sourceforge, google code, as well as a general google/bing search.

        Note that including "software" is appropriate, since the ASF provides software products (i.e. not tractors or cars or clothing, etc.). This greatly limits the number of false hits you find on just a search for the name.
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        Shane Curcuru added a comment - ACTION: Could some PPMC members from the podling search on the phrase "S4 Software", and provide a brief description of any obvious companies that have a software product called "S4" or include S4 as the start of the name? We usually ask podlings to search on at least ohloh, sourceforge, google code, as well as a general google/bing search. Note that including "software" is appropriate, since the ASF provides software products (i.e. not tractors or cars or clothing, etc.). This greatly limits the number of false hits you find on just a search for the name.

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            Reporter:
            Flavio Junqueira
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