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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2390) DOCS - Merge Working with Derby and Getting Started Guide
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 19:11:23 GMT
Laura Stewart wrote:
> On 3/14/07, Kim Haase <Camilla.Haase@sun.com> wrote:
>> Good question, Dag. I think that distinction is indeed common in the
>> software business, actually. We use the verb "productize" (which makes
>> me shudder) to describe taking an open-source project and providing
>> marketing, support, and so on. So Java DB and Cloudscape would
>> ordinarily be considered products, while Derby would not.
>> However, I notice that the term "product" occurs from time to time
>> within the Derby docs -- so I'm undoubtedly being too fussy about this.
>> Kim
> I agree with Kim that it is very common in software companies to refer
> to what they sell as products. I think that technically, Derby is a
> product, even though it is not "sold".
> Apache refers to Derby as a "project".

Actually, Apache refers to Derby as a subproject of Apache DB. :-)
Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Do this google search:

product site:www.apache.org/dev

you'll find lots of references to "product".

And at the top of all Apache NOTICE files there is this line:

  This product includes software developed by The Apache Software
Foundation ...


> To avoid any confusion, perhaps the title should be just "Derby
> Documentation" without a qualifer at all.

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