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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] OData Proposal for Incubator
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:35:31 GMT
Who owns the rights to the OData trademark? I am not sure that you or
the ASF has standing to use OData as a project name. That said we have
podling namesearch for a reason, to make sure that these types of
issues can be addressed by people qualified to make such judgements
(e.g. not me)

--David

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Klevenz, Stephan
<stephan.klevenz@sap.com> wrote:
> 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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