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From "Assaf Arkin" <ar...@intalio.com>
Subject Re: moving a failed incubation project
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2008 19:09:42 GMT
On 1/22/08, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com> wrote:
>
> I think the terminology in the subject is wrong.
>
> You are not "moving a failed incubation project." That project is dead.
>
> What you can do is to use the code in another project, and assume all
> responsibility to verify that the license in the code is correct.
>
> What you can't do is to use the Apache brand for another project,
> meaning to use the package names including apache if it's not an
> Apache project.


If I were to fork an Apache project, at what point would I have to rename
packages?

I can't find anything that says so in the license.  I'm ignoring the
trademark use because a) the license gives permission to reference Apache in
my source files, b) which is not by itself branding, and c) and there's
nothing explicit about package names.

The package statement in Java is used as a feature, to determine where the
code will be accessed, not specifically as an advertising mechanism.

Assaf

And please be aware that the code might be tainted. Since it never
> left incubation, the code's provenance might never have been vetted.
> So you don't really know what you're getting, in terms of ownership,
> license, patent, etc. If you use the code you're responsible for
> making sure it's really ok.
>
> Craig
>
> On Jan 21, 2008, at 6:23 PM, Hans Granqvist wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > I want to move a failed incubation project (TSIK) to Google Code,
> > but the source is full of org.apache.* packages, so I'm not sure
> > what the right way to do this is. (The code would keep the same
> > ASF 2.0 license.)
> >
> > Changing the package names will break any and all code, so if
> > it'd be great if that's avoidable.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Hans
> >
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>
> Craig Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
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>
>
>


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