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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Lucene Branding: the TLP, and "Lucene Java"
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2007 02:00:42 GMT
For some reason I've never been confused by the naming.  I think in my mind and when I talk
about this, I say "Lucene project" when I mean the TLP, and Lucene when I talk about the original
Lucene.  Though I'd personally be said to see the original Lucene get renamed now, I'm open.

I agree about Grant about where we are going with Lucene TLP, and I'm very much looking forward
to new things that will grow under the Lucene name.

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----- Original Message ----
From: Grant Ingersoll <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:13:36 PM
Subject: Re: Lucene Branding: the TLP, and "Lucene Java"

No, you are not the only one...  Many a sleepless night spent on  
it...  :-)

I usually try to refer to it as Lucene Java, but old habits die hard  
and often times I just call it Lucene.  I think the name has a good  
brand at this point and is very strongly associated w/ the Java  
library.  I seem to recall when they were forming the TLP, that the  
original proposal was search.a.o, but then changed b/c the ASF didn't  
like generic names (or at least that is how I recall it.)  And, of  
course, with Hadoop and the potential for Tika/Lius, it isn't just  
search anymore.  I have often thought about an Apache "Text" project,  
that could eventually hold a whole family of text based tools like  
Lucene, Tika, Hadoop, Solr, etc. plus things like part of speech  
taggers, clustering/classification algorithms, UIMA, etc. all under  
one roof.  But that is just my two cents and I don't know if it fits  
with what other people have in mind.  There are a lot of OSS tools  
out there for these things, but none bring together a whole suite  
under a brand like Apache.


On Apr 10, 2007, at 8:41 PM, Chris Hostetter wrote:

> I was motivated to start this thread by LUCENE-860, but it's been  
> in the
> back of my mind for a while.
> As the Lucene Top Level Project grows and get's more Sub-Projects, I
> (personally) have been finding it hard in email/documentation/ 
> discussion
> to clarify when people are refering to the "Lucene" Top Level Project
> versus the "Lucene" java project.  I can't help but wonder if the TLP
> should have a different name, or if "Lucene Java" should taken on a  
> more
> specific name that doesn't just sound like a name followed a  
> langauge --
> ie: JLucene, LuceneJ ... anything that makes it more clear that  
> when the
> word "Lucene" is used it's talking about the broder Top Level project
> address all aspects of OSS Search Software.
> Am I the only one that wonders about this as time goes on?
> -Hoss
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