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From Jeff Ramsdale <jeff.ramsd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Jini.org
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2009 03:57:41 GMT
As I recall, the trademark has expired (I believe they are very
expensive to maintain). But as any domain squatter knows, the name is
where most of the value is. I agree that jini.org must be preserved
somehow, even if it redirects.

-jeff

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 7:58 PM, Greg Trasuk<trasukg@stratuscom.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 2009-06-25 at 14:42, Sam Chance wrote:
>> Wow! This whole topic is scary. I know factually Jini is still
>> relevant in certain places. I don't want it to die, personally.
>>
>> Is there an easy way for individuals (like me) to acquire the content
>> on jini.org?
>>
>> Can we set up a fund or account using Paypal? This would allow us to
>> individually contribute, as long as a trusted agent disperses funds to
>> pay the bills.
>>
>> Also, can we change the wiki model to a controlled access site? Casual
>> visitors get read-only rights. Others may apply for write-enabled
>> accounts.
>>
>> I am willing to pay the bills as the trusted agent, if the group is
>> willing to allow me.
>>
>> Just don't let it die.
>>
>> Sam
>>
>
> I agree.  Don't let it die, and I've always thought that Jini should
> have an identity apart from River.  I very much like the idea of a
> Paypal donation page.  Does anyone know how to do that?  If there were
> sufficient funds donated, it would be great to setup some sort of entity
> to hold the Jini trademarks and own the domain.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Greg.
>
>> On 6/25/09, Jeff Ramsdale <jeff.ramsdale@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > jini.org is currently hosted at Dreamhost and is run on Mediawiki.
>> > I'm open to whatever the community decides. It's been frustrating combating
>> > the spammers while trying to keep jini.org as open as possible (per wiki
>> > culture). I'd be more defensive of keeping the site if the community had
>> > taken greater ownership of it, but a lot of the content is stuff I copied
>> > from the previous site (like the Jini specs and all the content from Jini
>> > Community Meetings). I'd really hate to lose the JCM stuff, in particular.
>> >
>> > -jeff
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Rick Innis <rick@innis.ca> wrote:
>> >
>> >> This is just a heads up that we have to decide if we want to
>> >>> keep Jini.org around.  The site has been around since the
>> >>> inception of the Jini Community in 1999, and has gone through
>> >>> a number of transformations over the years.  It's current state
>> >>> is that it is wiki-based and hosted by Dreamhost.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> I use Dreamhost for my own hosting, and I'd be happy to add the
>> >> jini.orgsite to that.
>> >>
>> >>  We have an outstanding bill for $239.40 that is due by July 8th to keep
>> >>> the site going.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> I' also happy to chip in towards this.
>> >>
>> >>  We can either:
>> >>> - try to consolidate and move the content to Apache River,
>> >>> - figure out how to fund the Jini.org site, or
>> >>> - just let the site (and content) expire.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> I agree with Patrick that the domain name should be kept up. I think
>> >> migrating the useful content to the Apache River project is probably a
>> >> good
>> >> idea, and eventually redirecting jini.org there - it makes it clear that
>> >> there's one source for the project.
>> >>
>> >> R.
>> >>
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