Details

    • Type: Suitable Name Search Suitable Name Search
    • Status: Closed
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Podling:
      Rat
    • Proposed Name:
      Rat
    • Evidence Of Open Source Adoption:
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      Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
        * Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits
          * FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]
          * PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.]
          * n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]
          * Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]
          * Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]
          * RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]
          * ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]
          * RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]
          * Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]
             (and more)

      Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including:
        * RAT - Remote Assistance Tool
        * Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT)
        * RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool
        * Rat Mind Map
        * The Rat CMS
        * RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic
        * Rat Rip
        * RAT
        * RAT://
        * Rats SysLog Demon

      Searched for "Rat" at https://github.com/ and found 90 repositories listed; some good matches include
       * elliottcable / rat (Ruby)
       * majek / rats (Ruby)
       * cenize / rat (Ruby)
       * DHS / rat (Ruby)
       * koops / rat (Ruby)
       * ojii / django-rat (Python)
       * ScottyB / RAT (Java)
        
      Search for "open source rat" at
       * www.google.com returned 6,350,000 results
         * open source projects where "Remote administration tool" is abbreviated to RAT turn up high in the rankings
         * Apache project is ranked 4
         * Other high ranked Rats include "Robust Audio Tool (RAT) ... an open-source audio conferencing and streaming application"
       * http://search.yahoo.com returned 39,400,000 results
         * Two Rat projects hosted at sourceforge are highly ranked
         * Other high ranked Rats include "Robust Audio Tool (RAT) ... an open-source audio conferencing and streaming application"
       * http://www.bing.com/ returned 38,800,000 results
        * Several open source projects named Rat were returned on the first of results
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      Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/   * Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits     * FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]     * PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.]     * n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]     * Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]     * Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]     * RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]     * ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]     * RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]     * Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]        (and more) Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including:   * RAT - Remote Assistance Tool   * Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT)   * RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool   * Rat Mind Map   * The Rat CMS   * RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic   * Rat Rip   * RAT   * RAT://   * Rats SysLog Demon Searched for "Rat" at https://github.com/ and found 90 repositories listed; some good matches include  * elliottcable / rat (Ruby)  * majek / rats (Ruby)  * cenize / rat (Ruby)  * DHS / rat (Ruby)  * koops / rat (Ruby)  * ojii / django-rat (Python)  * ScottyB / RAT (Java)    Search for "open source rat" at  * www.google.com returned 6,350,000 results    * open source projects where "Remote administration tool" is abbreviated to RAT turn up high in the rankings    * Apache project is ranked 4    * Other high ranked Rats include "Robust Audio Tool (RAT) ... an open-source audio conferencing and streaming application"  * http://search.yahoo.com returned 39,400,000 results    * Two Rat projects hosted at sourceforge are highly ranked    * Other high ranked Rats include "Robust Audio Tool (RAT) ... an open-source audio conferencing and streaming application"  * http://www.bing.com/ returned 38,800,000 results   * Several open source projects named Rat were returned on the first of results
    • Evidence Of Registration:
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      Searched for "Rat" on TESS:
        * 1015 Records found
        * Some software related hits
         * "RATS" - Software for providing mobile situational awareness in connection with the collection, dissemination and use of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data
         * "RATS" - Type fonts recorded on magnetic media.

      Searched for "Rat" on http://www.trademarkia.com/ and found many registrations including some computer related ones
       * Some older software registrations have been canceled due to section 8, have expired or were abandoned
       * Some active registrations related to software
         * RATS "Software for providing mobile situational awareness in connection with the collection, dissemination and use of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data"
         * RATS "Type fonts recorded on magnetic media"

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      Searched for "Rat" on TESS:   * 1015 Records found   * Some software related hits    * "RATS" - Software for providing mobile situational awareness in connection with the collection, dissemination and use of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data    * "RATS" - Type fonts recorded on magnetic media. Searched for "Rat" on http://www.trademarkia.com/ and found many registrations including some computer related ones  * Some older software registrations have been canceled due to section 8, have expired or were abandoned  * Some active registrations related to software    * RATS "Software for providing mobile situational awareness in connection with the collection, dissemination and use of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data"    * RATS "Type fonts recorded on magnetic media"
    • Evidence Of Use On World Wide Web:
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      Searched for "rat" on
          * www.bing.com
                * In addition to rodents
                      * on first page RAT acronym for "Remote Access Technology International" is used in branding "The world leader in cost effective solutions to difficult access areas"
                      * on second page "Robust Audio Tool" open source software, also definitions of rat as "Remote Administration Tool"
                      * on third page "Rat Distortion" and "Rat Sound Systems" audit brands and Apache Rat
                      * on forth page "RAT Electronics" and Ratscooters
                      * on fifth page, RAT "Requirements Analysis Tool" open source software
          * www.google.com
                * As well as rodents
                     * RAT (Robust Audio Tool) open source software appeared on first page
                     * Black Rat Projects (artist), RAT (distortion pedals) appeared on page 2
                     * Fat Rat (online games) appeared on page 3
          * www.yahoo.com
               * First page of results returns rodents only
               * In addition to rodents
                     * On the second page RAT acronym for "Remote Access Technology International" is used in branding "The world leader in cost effective solutions to difficult access areas"; also Rat Distortion pedals
                     * On third page, a technical definition for computers of rat as "Remote Administration Trojan" is highlighted by computer.yourdictionary.com/rat;

      Searching for "rat software":
          * www.bing.com
               * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'
               * On the first page
                     * Software names include RATS "Econometrics Software", RAT "Robust Audio Tool" and RATS "Rough Auditing Tool for Security"
                     * Software brands include Cornered Rat
                     * Also remote administration tools
               * On later pages
                     * Software brands include Black Rat, Wharf Rat, Red Rat, Steel Rat, ProRat, Rat Cat
                     * Software names include Rat "Robust Audio Tool", Rat - "a library for the construction of real time systems" RAT - "Remote Application Protocol" rat "medical"
                     * Remote administration tools and trojans
                     * Apache Rat appears on page 5
          * www.google.com
               * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'
               * First page includes software brands (Black Rat, Cornered Rat and Red Red) and a medical software application named RAT
               * Also listed in the first 5 pages are software brands (Brass Rat, Packrat), specific remote administration tools, a gaming mouse, rapid assessment tools
          * www.yahoo.com
               * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'
               * http://kereni.com/iria/rat_software.html on the first page of results uses the trademark symbol after Rat for an application for "collection and storage of racking audit data"
               * Also returned on the first page are reviews of remote administration tools
               * Later pages return
                     * software brands (Black Rat, Wharf Rat, Brass Rat, Cornered Rat, Rat Cow, Steel Rat, Rat Cat, Red Rat, Pro rat)
                     * software (Rat - "a library for the construction of real time systems"; "rat-stats" - "Statistical Software", RAT - "Remote Application Protocol")
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      Searched for "rat" on     * www.bing.com           * In addition to rodents                 * on first page RAT acronym for "Remote Access Technology International" is used in branding "The world leader in cost effective solutions to difficult access areas"                 * on second page "Robust Audio Tool" open source software, also definitions of rat as "Remote Administration Tool"                 * on third page "Rat Distortion" and "Rat Sound Systems" audit brands and Apache Rat                 * on forth page "RAT Electronics" and Ratscooters                 * on fifth page, RAT "Requirements Analysis Tool" open source software     * www.google.com           * As well as rodents                * RAT (Robust Audio Tool) open source software appeared on first page                * Black Rat Projects (artist), RAT (distortion pedals) appeared on page 2                * Fat Rat (online games) appeared on page 3     * www.yahoo.com          * First page of results returns rodents only          * In addition to rodents                * On the second page RAT acronym for "Remote Access Technology International" is used in branding "The world leader in cost effective solutions to difficult access areas"; also Rat Distortion pedals                * On third page, a technical definition for computers of rat as "Remote Administration Trojan" is highlighted by computer.yourdictionary.com/rat; Searching for "rat software":     * www.bing.com          * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'          * On the first page                * Software names include RATS "Econometrics Software", RAT "Robust Audio Tool" and RATS "Rough Auditing Tool for Security"                * Software brands include Cornered Rat                * Also remote administration tools          * On later pages                * Software brands include Black Rat, Wharf Rat, Red Rat, Steel Rat, ProRat, Rat Cat                * Software names include Rat "Robust Audio Tool", Rat - "a library for the construction of real time systems" RAT - "Remote Application Protocol" rat "medical"                * Remote administration tools and trojans                * Apache Rat appears on page 5     * www.google.com          * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'          * First page includes software brands (Black Rat, Cornered Rat and Red Red) and a medical software application named RAT          * Also listed in the first 5 pages are software brands (Brass Rat, Packrat), specific remote administration tools, a gaming mouse, rapid assessment tools     * www.yahoo.com          * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'          * http://kereni.com/iria/rat_software.html on the first page of results uses the trademark symbol after Rat for an application for "collection and storage of racking audit data"          * Also returned on the first page are reviews of remote administration tools          * Later pages return                * software brands (Black Rat, Wharf Rat, Brass Rat, Cornered Rat, Rat Cow, Steel Rat, Rat Cat, Red Rat, Pro rat)                * software (Rat - "a library for the construction of real time systems"; "rat-stats" - "Statistical Software", RAT - "Remote Application Protocol")

      Description

      The Rat podling brought together aRat and the Rat plugin tooling aRat for maven. It now is a suite of small products including rat, whisker, tentacles and eye which perform various functions to assist auditing, comprehending and verifying releases. This podling hopes to graduate as a top level project once a suitable top level project name is found.

        Activity

        Robert Burrell Donkin made changes -
        Status Open [ 1 ] Closed [ 6 ]
        Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
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        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment -
        The consensus reached is that though Apache Rat is a suitable name for an product, a good top level project would be more unique name.

        After discussions with the wider incubator community, the Rat community aspires to become a home for a suite of related products developed in any language. The community prefers to retain Rat as the name for the original product and adopt more unique top level project name after graduation.
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        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment - The consensus reached is that though Apache Rat is a suitable name for an product, a good top level project would be more unique name. After discussions with the wider incubator community, the Rat community aspires to become a home for a suite of related products developed in any language. The community prefers to retain Rat as the name for the original product and adopt more unique top level project name after graduation.
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        Shane Curcuru added a comment -
        Benson asked a policy question which might require thought on trademarks@. My unofficial thought is: Apache projects must choose names that are not likely to be infringing on other existing marks, when taking into account that we always use a primary branding of Apache Foo, and the fact that we are a non-profit that provides software for the public good.

        So from a policy perspective, I'm thinking the ASF will insist that it's projects not choose names that would infringe on other organization's names (or other Apache projects). Defensibility is something that we need to ensure we inform the project about, but the final decision for choosing the name is up to the project.

        If the Apache Rat podling is scurrying hard to keep the name, they should choose it. If they want something that will ensure only they can eat their unique cheese, they should consider a more unique name. But it's up to the podling to choose.
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        Shane Curcuru added a comment - Benson asked a policy question which might require thought on trademarks@. My unofficial thought is: Apache projects must choose names that are not likely to be infringing on other existing marks, when taking into account that we always use a primary branding of Apache Foo, and the fact that we are a non-profit that provides software for the public good. So from a policy perspective, I'm thinking the ASF will insist that it's projects not choose names that would infringe on other organization's names (or other Apache projects). Defensibility is something that we need to ensure we inform the project about, but the final decision for choosing the name is up to the project. If the Apache Rat podling is scurrying hard to keep the name, they should choose it. If they want something that will ensure only they can eat their unique cheese, they should consider a more unique name. But it's up to the podling to choose.
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        Benson Margulies added a comment -
        The following remark might belong on trademarks@. Not all Apache projects have the ambition of making a showy name for themselves in the marketplace of ideas. This one, I suspect, particularly not. Does Foundation policy require a defensible trademark, or merely avoiding infringement of someone else's?

        What about Apache Ratty, leading to a host of 'Wind in the Willows' humor?
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        Benson Margulies added a comment - The following remark might belong on trademarks@. Not all Apache projects have the ambition of making a showy name for themselves in the marketplace of ideas. This one, I suspect, particularly not. Does Foundation policy require a defensible trademark, or merely avoiding infringement of someone else's? What about Apache Ratty, leading to a host of 'Wind in the Willows' humor?
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        Lawrence Rosen added a comment -
        Robert, that's an excellent "kill search"! Thanks for doing it so thoroughly.

        It sure seems like there are lots of rats out there that could be found by casual users instead of Apache Rat. Is that the environment that the Apache Rat project wants to find itself in? Standing out among such a set of creatures requires extensive marketing.

        Your posted question is whether RAT is a "suitable name". That sort of depends on how famous *our* rat will be among all the other rodents in the software world when people search for us online.

        /Larry

        P.S. My personal reaction: If I weren't an Apache Rat project member somehow enamored of the name "rat", and if I were interested in achieving commercial success for a famous software product, I'd pick something different as my name.

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        Lawrence Rosen added a comment - Robert, that's an excellent "kill search"! Thanks for doing it so thoroughly. It sure seems like there are lots of rats out there that could be found by casual users instead of Apache Rat. Is that the environment that the Apache Rat project wants to find itself in? Standing out among such a set of creatures requires extensive marketing. Your posted question is whether RAT is a "suitable name". That sort of depends on how famous *our* rat will be among all the other rodents in the software world when people search for us online. /Larry P.S. My personal reaction: If I weren't an Apache Rat project member somehow enamored of the name "rat", and if I were interested in achieving commercial success for a famous software product, I'd pick something different as my name.
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        Shane Curcuru added a comment -
        Note that trademarks are about ensuring relevant users are not confused as to the origin of the trademarked goods (product, service, etc.). So it's critical to understand for any of the pre-existing uses or registrations what kind of software product they are, to consider if users of one organization's "Rat" software could be confused by seeing the other organization's marketing materials, website, etc.

        Thanks for getting this kicked off!
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        Shane Curcuru added a comment - Note that trademarks are about ensuring relevant users are not confused as to the origin of the trademarked goods (product, service, etc.). So it's critical to understand for any of the pre-existing uses or registrations what kind of software product they are, to consider if users of one organization's "Rat" software could be confused by seeing the other organization's marketing materials, website, etc. Thanks for getting this kicked off!
        Robert Burrell Donkin made changes -
        Description The Rat podling brought together aRat and the Rat plugin tooling aRat for maven. It now is a suite of small products including rat, whisker, tentacles and eye which perform various functions to assist auditing, comprehending and verifying releases. This podling hopes to graduate as a top level project once a suitable top level project name is found.
        Robert Burrell Donkin made changes -
        Evidence Of Use On World Wide Web Searched for "rat" on
            * www.bing.com
                  * In addition to rodents
                        * on first page RAT acronym for "Remote Access Technology International" is used in branding "The world leader in cost effective solutions to difficult access areas"
                        * on second page "Robust Audio Tool" open source software, also definitions of rat as "Remote Administration Tool"
                        * on third page "Rat Distortion" and "Rat Sound Systems" audit brands and Apache Rat
                        * on forth page "RAT Electronics" and Ratscooters
                        * on fifth page, RAT "Requirements Analysis Tool" open source software
            * www.google.com
                  * As well as rodents
                       * RAT (Robust Audio Tool) open source software appeared on first page
                       * Black Rat Projects (artist), RAT (distortion pedals) appeared on page 2
                       * Fat Rat (online games) appeared on page 3
            * www.yahoo.com
                 * First page of results returns rodents only
                 * In addition to rodents
                       * On the second page RAT acronym for "Remote Access Technology International" is used in branding "The world leader in cost effective solutions to difficult access areas"; also Rat Distortion pedals
                       * On third page, a technical definition for computers of rat as "Remote Administration Trojan" is highlighted by computer.yourdictionary.com/rat;

        Searching for "rat software":
            * www.bing.com
                 * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'
                 * On the first page
                       * Software names include RATS "Econometrics Software", RAT "Robust Audio Tool" and RATS "Rough Auditing Tool for Security"
                       * Software brands include Cornered Rat
                       * Also remote administration tools
                 * On later pages
                       * Software brands include Black Rat, Wharf Rat, Red Rat, Steel Rat, ProRat, Rat Cat
                       * Software names include Rat "Robust Audio Tool", Rat - "a library for the construction of real time systems" RAT - "Remote Application Protocol" rat "medical"
                       * Remote administration tools and trojans
                       * Apache Rat appears on page 5
            * www.google.com
                 * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'
                 * First page includes software brands (Black Rat, Cornered Rat and Red Red) and a medical software application named RAT
                 * Also listed in the first 5 pages are software brands (Brass Rat, Packrat), specific remote administration tools, a gaming mouse, rapid assessment tools
            * www.yahoo.com
                 * Top result is "Remote Administration Tool" wikipedia article including '"RAT" software is usually associated with criminal or malicious activity'
                 * http://kereni.com/iria/rat_software.html on the first page of results uses the trademark symbol after Rat for an application for "collection and storage of racking audit data"
                 * Also returned on the first page are reviews of remote administration tools
                 * Later pages return
                       * software brands (Black Rat, Wharf Rat, Brass Rat, Cornered Rat, Rat Cow, Steel Rat, Rat Cat, Red Rat, Pro rat)
                       * software (Rat - "a library for the construction of real time systems"; "rat-stats" - "Statistical Software", RAT - "Remote Application Protocol")
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        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment -
        Used web engines to search for evidence of Rat usage.
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        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment - Used web engines to search for evidence of Rat usage.
        Robert Burrell Donkin made changes -
        Evidence Of Registration Searched for "Rat" on TESS:
          * 1015 Records found
          * Some software related hits
           * "RATS" - Software for providing mobile situational awareness in connection with the collection, dissemination and use of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data
           * "RATS" - Type fonts recorded on magnetic media.

        Searched for "Rat" on http://www.trademarkia.com/ and found many registrations including some computer related ones
         * Some older software registrations have been canceled due to section 8, have expired or were abandoned
         * Some active registrations related to software
           * RATS "Software for providing mobile situational awareness in connection with the collection, dissemination and use of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data"
           * RATS "Type fonts recorded on magnetic media"

        Hide
        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment -
        Discovered live registrations for RATS software
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        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment - Discovered live registrations for RATS software
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        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment -
        Evidence of several established open source projects called Rat ranked highly by search engines.
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        Robert Burrell Donkin added a comment - Evidence of several established open source projects called Rat ranked highly by search engines.
        Robert Burrell Donkin made changes -
        Evidence Of Open Source Adoption Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
          * Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits
            * FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]
            * PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.]
            * n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]
            * Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]
            * Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]
            * RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]
            * ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]
            * RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]
            * Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]
               (and more)

        Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including:
          * RAT - Remote Assistance Tool
          * Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT)
          * RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool
          * Rat Mind Map
          * The Rat CMS
          * RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic
          * Rat Rip
          * RAT
          * RAT://
          * Rats SysLog Demon

        Searched for "Rat" at https://github.com/ and found 90 repositories listed; some good matches include
         * elliottcable / rat (Ruby)
         * majek / rats (Ruby)
         * cenize / rat (Ruby)
         * DHS / rat (Ruby)
         * koops / rat (Ruby)
         * ojii / django-rat (Python)
         * ScottyB / RAT (Java)
          
        Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
          * Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits
            * FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]
            * PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.]
            * n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]
            * Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]
            * Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]
            * RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]
            * ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]
            * RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]
            * Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]
               (and more)

        Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including:
          * RAT - Remote Assistance Tool
          * Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT)
          * RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool
          * Rat Mind Map
          * The Rat CMS
          * RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic
          * Rat Rip
          * RAT
          * RAT://
          * Rats SysLog Demon

        Searched for "Rat" at https://github.com/ and found 90 repositories listed; some good matches include
         * elliottcable / rat (Ruby)
         * majek / rats (Ruby)
         * cenize / rat (Ruby)
         * DHS / rat (Ruby)
         * koops / rat (Ruby)
         * ojii / django-rat (Python)
         * ScottyB / RAT (Java)
          
        Search for "open source rat" at
         * www.google.com returned 6,350,000 results
           * open source projects where "Remote administration tool" is abbreviated to RAT turn up high in the rankings
           * Apache project is ranked 4
           * Other high ranked Rats include "Robust Audio Tool (RAT) ... an open-source audio conferencing and streaming application"
         * http://search.yahoo.com returned 39,400,000 results
           * Two Rat projects hosted at sourceforge are highly ranked
           * Other high ranked Rats include "Robust Audio Tool (RAT) ... an open-source audio conferencing and streaming application"
         * http://www.bing.com/ returned 38,800,000 results
          * Several open source projects named Rat were returned on the first of results
        Robert Burrell Donkin made changes -
        Evidence Of Open Source Adoption Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
          * Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits
            * FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]
            * PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.]
            * n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]
            * Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]
            * Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]
            * RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]
            * ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]
            * RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]
            * Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]
               (and more)

        Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including:
          * RAT - Remote Assistance Tool
          * Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT)
          * RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool
          * Rat Mind Map
          * The Rat CMS
          * RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic
          * Rat Rip
          * RAT
          * RAT://
          * Rats SysLog Demon
        Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
          * Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits
            * FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]
            * PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.]
            * n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]
            * Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]
            * Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]
            * RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]
            * ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]
            * RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]
            * Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]
               (and more)

        Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including:
          * RAT - Remote Assistance Tool
          * Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT)
          * RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool
          * Rat Mind Map
          * The Rat CMS
          * RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic
          * Rat Rip
          * RAT
          * RAT://
          * Rats SysLog Demon

        Searched for "Rat" at https://github.com/ and found 90 repositories listed; some good matches include
         * elliottcable / rat (Ruby)
         * majek / rats (Ruby)
         * cenize / rat (Ruby)
         * DHS / rat (Ruby)
         * koops / rat (Ruby)
         * ojii / django-rat (Python)
         * ScottyB / RAT (Java)
          
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        A number of repositories named "rat" hosted by GitHub
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        Evidence Of Open Source Adoption <ul>
        <li>Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
         <ul>
          <li>Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits</li>
          <li>FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]</li>
          <li>PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.] </li>
          <li>n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]</li>
          <li>Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]</li>
          <li>Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]</li>
          <li>RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]</li>
          <li>ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]</li>
          <li>RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]</li>
          <li>Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]</li>
          <li>and many more</li>
        </ul></li>
        <li>Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including
        <ul>
        <li>RAT - Remote Assistance Tool</li>
        <li>Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT) </li>
        <li>RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool </li>
        <li>Rat Mind Map</li>
        <li>The Rat CMS </li>
        <li>RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic </li>
        <li>Rat Rip</li>
        <li>RAT</li>
        <li>RAT:// </li>
        <li>Rats SysLog Demon </li>
        </ui>
        </li>
        </ul>
        Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
          * Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits
            * FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]
            * PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.]
            * n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]
            * Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]
            * Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]
            * RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]
            * ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]
            * RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]
            * Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]
               (and more)

        Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including:
          * RAT - Remote Assistance Tool
          * Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT)
          * RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool
          * Rat Mind Map
          * The Rat CMS
          * RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic
          * Rat Rip
          * RAT
          * RAT://
          * Rats SysLog Demon
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        Field Original Value New Value
        Evidence Of Open Source Adoption <ul>
        <li>Searched for "Rat" projects at http://www.ohloh.net/
         <ul>
          <li>Apache Rat is listed first out of 109 hits</li>
          <li>FatRat Library [OPC DA (Data Access) Server Toolkit]</li>
          <li>PackRat [PackRat is a personal media collection manager for Android phones.] </li>
          <li>n00bRAT [An undetectable Remote Administration Tool -OR- trojan, an all new approach]</li>
          <li>Radar Tools(RAT) [RAT (Radar Tools) is a powerful open-source software tool for processing SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) remote sensing data.]</li>
          <li>Rats SysLog Demon [Rats Syslog Demon.NT service which listens at port 514 for Syslog msgs. ]</li>
          <li>RandomRat [RandomRat is a program for generating random sets that meet specific criteria]</li>
          <li>ratpwf [Rat - similar to many, different from all]</li>
          <li>RAT [RAT is a library for the construction of real time systems in both conventional VM\\\'s and embedded/real-time environments.]</li>
          <li>Steel RATS [Steel Rats is a gui wrapper for the command line source code auditing tool RATS]</li>
          <li>and many more</li>
        </ul></li>
        <li>Searched for "Rat" at http://sourceforge.net/ and found 62 results with some good matches including
        <ul>
        <li>RAT - Remote Assistance Tool</li>
        <li>Recurring Alarm Timer (RAT) </li>
        <li>RAT - Refractor2 Archive Tool </li>
        <li>Rat Mind Map</li>
        <li>The Rat CMS </li>
        <li>RAT Remote Applications Tiny Basic </li>
        <li>Rat Rip</li>
        <li>RAT</li>
        <li>RAT:// </li>
        <li>Rats SysLog Demon </li>
        </ui>
        </li>
        </ul>
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        Evidence of adoption by open source projects at Ohloh and Sourceforge. A small number of exact matches discovered. Rat is used as part of several project names.
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