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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Incubating java projects
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:32:27 GMT
On 12/21/2005 3:13 AM, Leo Simons wrote:

>On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 10:59:11AM +0000, James Strachan wrote:
>  
>
>>On 20 Dec 2005, at 19:33, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>It's not actually a dumb question, but rather one that I always  
>>>took for granted... I realized when asked by Alan that we never had  
>>>the need to codify it...
>>>      
>>>
>>Yeah - I've never seen it actually written down anywhere & noticed  
>>that the Roller project hadn't switched domains yet.
>>
>>https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/roller/trunk/src/org/
>>
>>I wondered why this was mandatory; the purpose of the Java package  
>>name scheme is purely to avoid clashes; provided the .org domain name  
>>is owned (& we'd be happy to donate to Apache) I don't see why we  
>>need to force a major package name change on our users. If it is  
>>mandatory then hey we'll comply I'm just questioning who made this  
>>decision and why?
>>    
>>
>
>Sun Microsystems in their coding standards :-). It was in retrospect
>not such a good idea perhaps...
>
>One thing we *can't* have is trademarks that aren't owned by the ASF
>(registered or not), so *if* the package isn't changed then yes the
>org.roller name and domain *should* probably come under full control of
>the ASF (I'll say that's a good idea anyway).
>
>I think the package name change is currently not mandatory, but perhaps
>it should be.
>  
>
FWIW, ActiveMQ and ServiceMix are currently in the process of being 
transfered.


Regards,
Alan



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