Trademark sublicense request: TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package

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Kohsuke Kawaguchi

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Oct 3, 2018, 2:39:56 PM10/3/18
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On behalf of TechMatrix, Inc. I’d like to request the permission to use the following name that uses ‘Jenkins’ in it:
  • TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package
I have relationship with the people in TechMatrix who's doing this through the community (they are the key people behind Jenkins User Conference in Tokyo) and CloudBees (they are our partner in Japan.) Their time zone is not conducive to direct participation in the meeting, so I'm doing this on behalf of them. They have also requested "Jenkins Day Japan" event name in the past that got subsequently approved.


To help people understand how this name is going to be used, let me describe a bit about the effort for which we’d like to use this name.

TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package (TJPP) is a package of Jenkins, code analysis tools, testing tools and so on, integrated to work well together. TechMatrix is offering this commercial solution to companies who can't / don't want to assemble those pieces themselves, it's a way of helping customers get more out of pieces that TechMatrix individually sells.

TJPP is meant as an aggregated umbrella brand name for these integrated solutions, under which different solutions for different audience/context will come in as "TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package for $SOMETHING". The first solution is "TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package for Java", which combines CI with Jenkins and Parasoft JTest (static analysis, unit testing tools), further extensible to test, deployment, releases and so on. The possible future expansions include "for C/C++", "for C#", and so on.

Technically, I'm not sure if the approval for TJPP implicitly cover "TJPP for $SOMETHING" or not, but it seems pretty clear to me that if we are OK with TJPP, we have no reasons to object to any "TJPP for $SOMETHING", so in order to skip the unnecessary work for everyone, I'd like us to be able to give them a blanket sublicensing approval for "TJPP for $SOMETHING"

I'll put this in the next week's project meeting agenda, but given that I'm only proxying this, if you have concerns and questions, please raise it here beforehand so that they can respond in time.
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R. Tyler Croy

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Oct 3, 2018, 5:18:45 PM10/3/18
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(evil top post!)

This looks reasonable to me, and I've got no problem with an umbrella of
"TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package for X" so long as it's a legitimate
Jenkins under there :)



On Wed, 03 Oct 2018, Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote:

> On behalf of TechMatrix, Inc. I???d like to request the permission to use the
> following name that uses ???Jenkins??? in it:
>
> - TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package
>
> I have relationship with the people in TechMatrix who's doing this through
> the community (they are the key people behind Jenkins User Conference in
> Tokyo) and CloudBees (they are our partner in Japan.) Their time zone is
> not conducive to direct participation in the meeting, so I'm doing this on
> behalf of them. They have also requested "Jenkins Day Japan" event name in
> the past that got subsequently approved.
>
>
> To help people understand how this name is going to be used, let me
> describe a bit about the effort for which we???d like to use this name.
>
> TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package (TJPP) is a package of Jenkins, code
> analysis tools, testing tools and so on, integrated to work well together.
> TechMatrix is offering this commercial solution to companies who can't /
> don't want to assemble those pieces themselves, it's a way of helping
> customers get more out of pieces that TechMatrix individually sells.
>
> TJPP is meant as an aggregated umbrella brand name for these integrated
> solutions, under which different solutions for different audience/context
> will come in as "TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package for $SOMETHING". The
> first solution is "TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package for Java", which
> combines CI with Jenkins and Parasoft JTest (static analysis, unit testing
> tools), further extensible to test, deployment, releases and so on. The
> possible future expansions include "for C/C++", "for C#", and so on.
>
> Technically, I'm not sure if the approval for TJPP implicitly cover "TJPP
> for $SOMETHING" or not, but it seems pretty clear to me that if we are OK
> with TJPP, we have no reasons to object to any "TJPP for $SOMETHING", so in
> order to skip the unnecessary work for everyone, I'd like us to be able to
> give them a blanket sublicensing approval for "TJPP for $SOMETHING"
>
> I'll put this in the next week's project meeting agenda, but given that I'm
> only proxying this, if you have concerns and questions, please raise it
> here beforehand so that they can respond in time.
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> Kohsuke Kawaguchi
>
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Oleg Nenashev

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Oct 4, 2018, 1:55:17 AM10/4/18
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Works for me, +1.
There is already a "CloudBees Jenkins Platform" in the approved trademark list, I see no problem with "TechMatrix Jenkins Platform Package for X" following the same naming pattern, as long as there only technology stacks in "X".

BR, Oleg

Manuel Jesús Recena Soto

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Oct 4, 2018, 2:34:03 AM10/4/18
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+1

It makes sense (and it seem reasonable) this kind of products and professional services.

That reminds me when we did something similar with ClinkerHQ ;)

Regards,

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