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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: Incubating java projects
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2005 11:41:23 GMT
On 21 Dec 2005, at 11:22, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
> On 12/21/05, James Strachan <> wrote:
>> On 20 Dec 2005, at 19:33, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> 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?
> Managing additional domains is most possibly a burden for infra.

They don't have to manage them at all - its nothing to do with  
infrastructure, purely to do with Java class names and a mechanism to  
avoid clashes.


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