Oracle has told us that they have trademark applications filed in both the EU and US for Hudson, based on Hudson's creation by Kohsuke while working at Sun. ...
In short, we'd be living under a sword of Damocles, regardless of the goodwill of the individuals we've been negotiating with at Oracle - Hudson as a project would be beholden to Oracle's whims for its continued use of its own name, and we believe that's not viable. ...First, we rename the project - the choice for a new name is Jenkins, which we think evokes the same sort of English butler feel as Hudson.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hudson's future - renamed to Jenkins
Posted by Steve at 10:29 AM