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From Les Hazlewood <lhazlew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: This problem of mine
Date Tue, 12 May 2009 20:58:59 GMT
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Bernd Fondermann <
bernd.fondermann@googlemail.com> wrote:

What I don't get is why would anyone want to keep the name if there
> are potential overlaps or troubles ahead?
> I mean, there are probably better (coding) and harder (releasing,
> graduating) things to do than getting stuck about the name.
> Why don't you (as a podling) simply move on with another cool name,
> for example, just brainstorming here... "JSecurity"... or something
> similar?


JSecurity was deemed as a potential naming conflict risk (much in the same
way Ki is now), so we dropped it, and finally came to a vote to change the
name to Ki.  But this resolution took over 4 or 5 months to finally come to
a favorable vote, so we didn't want to go through that painful process all
over again, since it seemed like no one was willing to come to consensus on
other names.  It is very difficult to find an even remotely-correlated name
in the security space that might not infringe on another
site/company/product/trademark/patent.

Given the difficulty and the enormous amount of time spent already, we just
wanted to move on to focus exactly on the things you mention, and only worry
about changing the name yet again if it was absolutely required by the
Incubator to do so.  That being said, if the Incubator says "the Ki podling
must change its name", then fine, we'll be happy to do so, but most of us
didn't want to spend the effort worrying about it unless necessary.

Regards,

Les

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