Oracle claims trademark on Hudson open source

Oracle is claiming ownership of yet another open-source project. This time, it’s the Hudson project, the popular software build and monitoring service originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

The giant has told users they are welcome to move the service to non-Oracle-owned servers, but if they do so, they can’t call it “Hudson” anymore. Users have already moved code to new servers in an effort to deliver improved service.

But Oracle tools and middleware chief architect and senior vice president Ted Farrell has told users that Oracle owns the Hudson trademark thanks to its purchase of Sun earlier this year.

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