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From Martin Cooper <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Chemistry
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:36:13 GMT
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:33 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > No comments on the proposal, but I do have a comment on the name.
> >
> > Coming from the academic sector my heart soared when I saw this name.
> > I thought there was a proposal that would be of interest to my target
> > domain. Obviously it doesn't have anything to do with Chemistry. I'm
> > not objecting to the name (I actually quite like it given what the
> > proposal is), but I do think it might cause some confusion.
>
> For additional background on the name, we went through a few
> iterations already on the Jackrabbit dev@ list:
>
> 1) Apache CMIS (the name is already used for the standard)


CMIS is a trademark of OASIS, though:

"[...] the names and common abbreviations of OASIS specifications are
trademarks of the consortium. They should be used only to refer to the
organization and its official outputs."

http://www.oasis-open.org/who/trademark.php

--
Martin Cooper



>
> 2) Apache CloudMist ("mist" has a negative meaning in German)
> 3) Apache Camaïeu (hard to pronounce and spell for many of us)
> 4) Apache Chemistry
>
> So far everyone has liked the last name, though your point about
> potential confusion is valid.
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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