Istio community officials announced that Google has transferred istio's trademark to open usage Commons.Istio said that since the first day of open source, the istio project has always believed in the importance of being run by contributors, being open, transparent, and available to all. In this spirit, they are nowOwnership of the istio trademark will be transferred to the new open source neutral organization, open usage Commons。
Since day one, the Istio project has believed in the importance of being contributor-run, open, transparent and available to all. In that spirit, we are pleased to announce that we will be transferring ownership of the project’s trademarks to the new Open Usage Commons.
Istio is released under the Apache 2.0 license, which means that people can copy, modify, distribute, make, use and sell its source code, but can't use its name and its logo, that is, the trademark.
Google is a founding member of istio and is currently the owner of its trademark。 There has been some confusion and uncertainty about who can use the istio trademark and how to use it, which can be said to be an obstacle to the development of istio community. By transferring the trademark to a neutral open source organization, Google and istio believe that this will allow istio's trademark to be more neutral and regulated.
Trademarks are important for open source projects, especially for projects with a strong ecosystem. They allow maintainers to use the name to develop communities, while ecological partners can create services on top of projects and enable developers to create tools and integration projects that reference the project. Open usage Commons is a new organization dedicated toOpen Source Definition(OSD) provides brand management and guidance for open source projects in a consistent manner.
Istio said that open usage commons will work with the istio Steering Committee to develop guidelines for the use of trademarks. The current istio guidelines will not be changed immediately. If istio trademarks are being used in accordance with the existing brand guidelines, they can remain unchanged for the time being.