Name Conflict

Gary Kramlich grim at
Fri Dec 2 15:16:45 EST 2022


As I wrote previously[1] AWS has released a container runtime tool
named Finch[1]. I just got off of a call with Pamela Chestek[3] who
represented GNOME in their trademark case against Groupon[4].

She suggested that she reach out to their legal team on our behalf in
an informal manner, basically a "we don't want to raise a big stink
about this, but this isn't right" kind of thing. She is imagining that
the developers of the other tool didn't get the name cleared by legal,
and since we both run on the same platform (macOS) and that Finch is
available via the Pidgin HomeBrew package, that they're close enough
that there could be confusion.

She is estimating 30 minutes to an hour of her time to find the right
contact and get this sent out with an hourly rate of 385 USD. We
wouldn't be on the hook for anything after that, and we can decide the
next steps depending on their response. I just realized I completely
forgot to ask about a retainer, but I can't imagine that'd be
necessary unless this gets much more serious.

I told her I would get back to her early next week, so I would like
for everyone to respond with a yay to proceed or a nay to do nothing
by Tuesday December 6th at 1800 UTC. See
for the time in your repective timezones.



Gary Kramlich <grim at>

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