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From "Klevenz, Stephan" <stephan.klev...@sap.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] OData Proposal for Incubator
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:27:07 GMT
Hello Dennis,

Good point! The project naming was a challenge for us and maybe I just can
explain why we prefer Apache OData as project name. The main reason is
search. 

Someone who is interested in OData will use this term and the result page
will today list odata.org as the protocols homepage, Wikipedia which is
fine and the OASIS TC. In future we would like to see that Apache OData is
highly ranked and completes the search result list.

If we use a different name someone has to know this name and has to search
for it explicitly. We would like to keep it simple and avoid confusion.

We had also a look into the ASF project naming guidelines and I think most
of the points there are considered by the name Apache OData.


Regards,
Stephan

On 18.06.13 03:28, "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:

>I think one concern here is appropriation of a generic, specified-tied
>name to an implementation, even a reference implementation.
>
>"Apache OData" seems over-reaching in that respect, especially since
>there are other projects, at ASF and elsewhere, that may employ OData
>bindings and services of one sort or another.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Klevenz, Stephan [mailto:stephan.klevenz@sap.com]
>Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 08:36 AM
>To: general@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: [PROPOSAL] OData Proposal for Incubator
>
>Dear ASF members,
>
>We would like to propose the OData project to the Incubator.
>
>The OData Proposal is available at:
>https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ODataProposal
>
>We welcome your feedback and suggestions.
>
>Thanks!
>
>Stephan Klevenz
>
>
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