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From Bernd Fondermann <bernd.fonderm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: This problem of mine
Date Tue, 12 May 2009 21:16:49 GMT
On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 22:58, Les Hazlewood <lhazlewood@apache.org> wrote:
> 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.

ok, I see. At least, for JSecurity, these conflicts never came up, did they?

That's why so many project go with names from biona or mythology.

> 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.

To me, it seems neccessary, but this is just my 2 eurocent.

  Bernd

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