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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject Re: [proposal] Corona: A Cocoon subproject
Date Wed, 30 Jul 2008 05:38:52 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Reinhard P?tz wrote:
>> David Crossley wrote:
>>> Reinhard P?tz wrote:
>>>> Finally this brings me to my last question: Do we want or do we have to
>>>> change the name "Corona"? For the legal part of this question, who can I
>>>> ask to get a final yes or no?
>>> The Apache Incubator docs should have some guidelines
>>> about this topic, since this issue often arises there.
>>> The Incubator general mail list would have lots of
>>> examples of people struggling with this issue, and hence
>>> guidance from ASF members.
>>> A quick search found these docs:
>>> See any project's "Status report"
>>> The first item on their "Incubation work items"
>>> is to be sure that the name is okay. e.g.
>>> The instruction says:
>>> "Make sure that the requested project name does not
>>> already exist and check to be sure
>>> that the name is not already trademarked for an
>>> existing software product."
>> Does the ASF have an account?
> I don't know.
> This would generally be a good topic to raise on the ASF
> legal-discuss mail list. If it was framed in terms of
> establishing a well-defined procedure, then it would get
> better response.

What does it mean to establish a procedure? Could you help me with that?

>>> A quick search for "corona software java" shows some
>>> high profile software products.
>> Ok, this means that we have to find a better name.
>>> First we should define the mission of this subproject.
>>> We will need a one-sentence description anyway.
>>> Then the appropriate name should fall out.
>> Corona has two main goals:
>>  1. Become the best platform for RESTful services and
>>     RESTful web applications based on the concept
>>     of pipelines.
>>  2. Provide a generic pipeline Java API with SAX
>>     and STaX based default implementations.
>>> I lean towards "Fibre" or "Silk". However because it
>>> might not be the pipeline API that Cocoon uses, then
>>> perhaps some other type of fibre. For example,
>>> "Kapok" - "a fine fibrous cotton-like substance
>>> found surrounding the seeds of a tropical tree".
>>> (Australian Oxford English Dictionary). The term
>>> "Java Kapok" is used, but from my quick search
>>> not in the software industry.
>>> So my proposals are:
>>> Apache Cocoon Kapok
>>> Apache Cocoon Fibre
>> I tend towards Apache (Cocoon) Silk because it is short and easily 
>> pronounceable (in contrast to Fibre) and doesn't sound like Klingon 
>> (Kapok).
> The USA spelling might be better: "Fiber".
>> I don't know if we should add "Cocoon" to the name and have no strong 
>> opinion.
> I thought that we needed to, as it is a sub-project
> of Apache Cocoon. One of us should clarify that on
> the legal-discuss list.

I don't think that it is needed: The Lucene project has several 
subprojects like "Solr", "Tika", "Mahut" etc. But I will ask on 
legal-discuss@apache to clarify this question.

Reinhard Pötz                           Managing Director, {Indoqa} GmbH

Member of the Apache Software Foundation
Apache Cocoon Committer, PMC member        

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