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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANTidote] possibly needs to be renamed!
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2003 06:46:37 GMT
Adam R. B. Jack wrote:

>>You may be right, because "antidote" is a commonly used word, but I am
>>with Stefan here and I feel playing save can't be bad :-).
> 
> 
> What are the chances that the new name isn't a clash with somebody else
> somewhere? How far/wide do you search? Do you change again in a while when
> somebody surfaces? When does it end?
> 
> I think typically folks w/ name clashes, who don't truly clash in
> product/concept/marketing typically just learn to ignore it and coexist. The
> Internet is too big for no clashes. Maybe call it org.apache.ant.idote or
> something. ;-)
> 
> Surely Apache has run into this before, no?

Yup. For example Microsoft has Avalon, and Sony has Cocoon. But our 
projects are "Apache Avalon" and "Apache Cocoon".

So it's not *strictly* necessary to change the name, but why risk when 
you don't have a brand to protect anyhow.

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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