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From Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schai...@scalaris.com>
Subject Re: [ALL][VOTE] Rename Commons Sanselan to Commons Image
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:00:32 GMT
Hi Mark,

Mark Thomas wrote:

> 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.

Because the name discussion started after we recognized that we will break 
the API with version 1.0 and therefore need a new package and Maven artifact 
name. That means a lot of these topics above are affected independently of 
an additional new name of the artifact.

- Jörg


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