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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ALL][VOTE] Rename Commons Sanselan to Commons Image
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:09:28 GMT
On 22/12/2011 13:00, Paul Benedict wrote:
> -0
> I think project names are ASF property (like a trademark). Without
> clarification from the board or legal, the vote seems premature.

Projects are free to change the name of a component whenever they like.
Changing the name of a TLP requires board approval.

There are obviously several things to be taken into consideration when
considering a name change including:
- how well know is the current name
- impact on existing users
  - Maven artefact names
  - searching for old name
  - changes to build systems to use new name
  - bunch of other stuff I haven't thought of
- effort required be dev community
  - update code
  - update website
  - update Jira + other supporting systems
  - bunch of other stuff I haven't thought of
- benefits of the change

I haven't seen much discussion of the relative pros and cons of this
change so far.

Mark

> On Dec 22, 2011 5:32 AM, "Mark Thomas" <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> On 19/12/2011 14:54, Gary Gregory wrote:
>>> This is a VOTE to [ALL] to rename Commons Sanselan to Commons Image.
>>>
>>> The drive is to have a meaningful obvious name like [Lang], [IO], [Net],
>>> and so on.
>>>
>>> This VOTE is open until December 22, 10AM EST.
>>
>> -1.
>>
>> The naming decision was made by the community when Sanselan joined
>> Commons 2.5 years ago [1] and I see no reason to revisit that decision.
>> I am rather disappointed to see this being rehashed after the issue has
>> already been resolved.
>>
>> Not all Commons components have functional names. If the Sanselan
>> community wants to use that name then I have no problem with that.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> [1] http://markmail.org/thread/zn4y4ah2x4crgsow
>>
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