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From "Laura Stewart" <scotsmat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2390) DOCS - Merge Working with Derby and Getting Started Guide
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 18:59:35 GMT
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".

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

-- 
Laura Stewart

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