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From Emmanuel Lecharny <elecha...@iktek.com>
Subject Re: We are now a TLP guys!!! (FW: ASF Board Summary for February 23, 2005)
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2005 23:40:59 GMT
Le jeudi 03 mars 2005 à 10:28 +1100, Brett Porter a écrit :
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> For the benefit of those who weren't involved at that point or who, like
> me, have a short memory - we've been there already.
> 
> Here is a sumary of the reasons for the current name:
> - - The existing name, Eve, had trademark concerns as did many others
> within the project.
> - - Anything LDAPish is out because the scope of the server goes beyond
> LDAP.
> - - There is already a strong brand in Apache, so there is not a great
> need to develop a new one
> - - Many of the names don't convey what the product is: Apache Directory
> Server does. This would hamper recognition.
> 
> I personally don't feel another name change is going to bring a benefit,
> but it would have the following detriments:
> - - some poor sucker would need to trawl subversion -again- and change
> all the site references, artifact names, directories, etc.
> - - lose any recognition already gained from the 0.8 release
> - - have to delay going public on the TLP until the name can be properly
> considered, checked and implemented.
> 
> I wouldn't be adverse to a name change later if it is felt that will
> strengthen the recognition of the product without any harm, and
> something comes up that meets all the criteria above, but I think a
> better time for that is probably around a 1.0 mark where there is
> already momentum. But I also think sticking with Apache Directory Server
> is just fine as well.
> 
> Hope this helps.

+1 ! 

Let's go back to tests and patches and improvements ...




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