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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Flex for Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:02:22 GMT
On 12/21/2011 3:00 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> 
> As long as there's no confusion as to which Flex is which, and as long
> as there's no favoritism in how people are allowed to use the Flex
> name, I think this might work.

Whoa... slow down.  You are not correct Bertrand.

As long as there is no confusion over 'The ASF Project Flex' and everything
else that has nothing (or little) to do with the ASF, or is commercial
in nature, then you were essentially right.

But the project doesn't have the liberty to say f**kit, everyone already
is using the word "flex", we'll roll with it.  An ASF project name must
be a distinct and defensible mark, in order to ensure that what the ASF
aggregates is "the ASF work" and everything else is "something else".

That makes some existing consumers/distributors/providers uncomfortable
and we can and will work with them on a case by case basis, to ensure
that what they are doing is not confused with the ASF's efforts.  But
we can't just say "it might work" and throw it over our shoulder.


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