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Is it ok to use "helm" in name of open-sourced Maven plugin


Stefan Hudelmaier <stefan.hudelmaier@...>
 

Hello,

first of all, great work on Helm, it has made our life a lot easier since we begun using it.

We have been developing an Apache Maven Plugin for Helm, which we would like to open-source. The question now is if we may use the name "helm" in the artifactId of our Maven plugin, e.g. "helm-maven-plugin", obviously the groupId would reflect our comany ("com.deviceinsight").

Just wanted to make sure we're not infringing on the trademark rights of the Helm project in any way.

Kind regards,
Stefan


Matt Fisher
 

I am not a lawyer but there are multiple Helm-related projects, all prefixed with the name “helm-“, so I don’t see a problem with that. AFAIK naming infringement problems only arise when there are projects that use the name “Helm” outside of the context of Helm :)

 

Matt

 

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Subject: [cncf-helm] Is it ok to use "helm" in name of open-sourced Maven plugin

 

Hello,

 

first of all, great work on Helm, it has made our life a lot easier since we begun using it.

 

We have been developing an Apache Maven Plugin for Helm, which we would like to open-source. The question now is if we may use the name "helm" in the artifactId of our Maven plugin, e.g. "helm-maven-plugin", obviously the groupId would reflect our comany ("com.deviceinsight").

 

Just wanted to make sure we're not infringing on the trademark rights of the Helm project in any way.

 

Kind regards,

Stefan