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From Stephen Colebourne <scolebou...@joda.org>
Subject Maven plugin trademarks [Re: Downloading a file for shipping in an artifact]
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:04:23 GMT
I made this mistake too. Could I make some suggestions?

Add the banned naming to the top of plugin guides, such as:
http://maven.apache.org/guides/plugin/guide-java-plugin-development.html

Change this page to only have the single prefix-maven-plugin example:
http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/introduction-to-plugin-prefix-mapping.html
I scan read and thought they were just two options.

Use big/bold/red font.
"You must not name your plugin maven-foo-plugin as these are reserved
by trademark for the Apache Maven project itself"

Sonatype's Maven Central upload should have a rule to prevent any new
jar being pushed with the maven-*-plugin name (unless its an update to
an existing version or within org.apache.maven group).

I'd note that now I have a plugin in Maven Central with the wrong name
I can't remove it, so getting this wrong is a right pain in the ***
and messes lots of things up.

Stephen


On 12 June 2013 07:59, James Green <james.mk.green@gmail.com> wrote:
> Many thanks for filing this - I do assure you that I was not under the
> impression the GitHub plugin was official or even endorsed but I agree that
> the trademark requires work to enforce. And I just love their response in
> your ticket - made me laugh and cringe..!
>
> James
>
>
> On 11 June 2013 22:44, Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On 11 June 2013 22:27, Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > On 11 June 2013 22:03, James Green <james.mk.green@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> If you search for maven-download-plugin you should reach a project on
>> >> GitHub.
>> >
>> >
>> > Please advise them to rename their plugin as the current name is in
>> > violation of the permitted usages of the ASF's trademark Maven:
>> >
>> http://markmail.org/search/?q=list%3Aorg.apache.maven.dev#query:list%3Aorg.apache.maven.dev+page:1+mid:cmqxvj6ddshmnzwr+state:results
>> >
>> > And further the name confuses users as to who is responsible for the
>> > plugin.
>> >
>>
>> Filed:
>>
>> https://github.com/maven-download-plugin/maven-download-plugin/issues/14
>>
>> I so hate having to do this... the "joys" of having to defend a trademark!
>>

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