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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Apache Extras Question
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:02:09 GMT
On Dec 30, 2011, at 3:11 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:

> On 29 December 2011 20:29, Christian Grobmeier <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 9:23 PM, Mark Struberg <> wrote:
>>>> If you are saying this is compatible with ALv2 ? Then why use Apache
>>>> Extras instead of just the oodt SVN official repo in Apache ?
>>> But that's exactly the point! It is NOT ALv2 because it seems that Chris' project
compiles against GPL sources and thus also must be GPL licensed.
>>> Would it be possible to have it under the package org.apacheextras ?
>>> If we don't even allow that, then we can just close down - because
then there is no use for it imo.
>> +1
>> Leads me to the question... if I fork an asf project on github and do
>> some work on it, am I required to change the org.apache namespace?
>> If no, third parties can release code with the apache namespace (and
>> they actually do) and then I ask myself why Chris should not be able
>> to use the namespace.
> That's a trademarks@ issue.

(CC to trademarks@)

Yeah I agree with Ross on this. Just took me a while to realize it :) Not
a ComDev issue at all.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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