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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: Apache JSecurity/Ki rename - please submit suggestions!
Date Wed, 20 May 2009 00:10:55 GMT

On May 19, 2009, at 12:53 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Maarten Bosteels wrote:
>> Hi Les,
>> Is there an entry in TESS that shows us the potential naming  
>> conflict ?
>> It could help us understand which names are good candidates.
>> I don't quite understand the problem (IANAL).
>> My apologies if this has all been discussed before.
>> As far as I understand,  the name of the project is "Apache Ki" not  
>> just
>> "Ki", so I don't see any conflicts.
>> Same for "Apache JSecurity". I must be missing something here.
>> All Apache project names I tried, generate several hits on TESS:  
>> James,
>> MINA, Cocoon, Maven, Cayenne
> Scroll back through the original thread.  The point not collisions.
> I have a really good chance of getting away with the software project
> "Apache Kleenex" because the Kleenex registration refers to a paper
> product, not a software product.
> But it does not matter that your software product only shares part  
> of a name
> with another software product, or that the two types of software do  
> entirely
> different thing.  The question is always one of confusion  
> (deliberate or
> otherwise).
OK, but I doubt anyone, anywhere was going to get confused by  
JSecurity. I never understood why the PMC thought the conflict  
warranted a name change.


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