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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: Naming/branding/forking
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:55:12 GMT

On 09/03/2009, at 11:44 AM, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 1:58 AM, Antony Blakey  
> <> wrote:
>> On 09/03/2009, at 11:14 AM, Chris Anderson wrote:
>>> If one were to use couch_btree and mochiweb to make a JSON store  
>>> that
>>> is very Couch-like but doesn't pass the CouchDB tests or replicate
>>> with CouchDB nodes, I'd consider it to be a different product, and I
>>> think it would be misleading to call it CouchDB.
>> This accords with our thinking. What would you say if it were  
>> purely a
>> matter of the bulk-op semantics?
> Whatever. I would opt for the safe side and stick to the Apache
> license and its spirit. While you try and convince the community to
> integrate $FEATURE, if you need it for your project, just do what you
> need to do, release what you want to release and:
> 1. don't call it CouchDB, as the license won't allow you to do that


This is an interesting situation falls outside the license, because  
the feature in question is currently IN CouchDB, and will soon be  
removed. I have a deployment that depends on it, so the simplest  
solution is to freeze my CouchDB codebase pre-removal - hence my  

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

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His goal: transcend dental medication.

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