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From "Tzoumas, Kostas" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Stratosphere
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:57:49 GMT
On 31 Mar 2014, at 21:47, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 12:14 AM, Alan Gates <> wrote:
>> I would like to propose Stratosphere as an Apache Incubator project.
> I've reviewed the proposal and it looks strong to me.  The description of the
> transition to a more publicly accessible project (moving from internal git to
> github, etc) seems to indicate that many challenges of incubation are properly
> understood.

Thank you. We are obviously very excited about this.

> The current stratosphere-users list is nascent:
> Perhaps consider starting with only a dev@ list to begin with, especially
> since diversifying the currently homogenous committer list is a significant
> task.

Right: we decided to remove all public links to the users mailing list, keeping only the dev
list for the exact reasons Marvin states. We have not deleted the users mailing list in case
someone follows the occasional old link, be we currently redirect (manually) all emails to
the dev list.

> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Sebastien Goasguen <>wrote:
>>> Maybe 'stratosphere' is too generic to be able to get trademarks
>>> established down the road.
>> That is a significant issue that will need to dealt with during incubation.
>> Good trademarks are very difficult to come up with.
> "Stratosphere" is also uncomfortably close to "Stratos".
> The sooner that this can be considered the better.

I agree, and, as per Ted’s email, we would like to resolve the name issue as soon as possible
during the incubation phase. 

> Marvin Humphrey
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