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From "Pier P. Fumagalli" <p...@betaversion.org>
Subject Re: You Can't Say WebApp! -- was cvs commit: jakarta-tomcat-4.0/service/java ServiceController.java
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2001 18:29:30 GMT
Jason Brittain at jason_brittain@yahoo.com wrote:

> 
> pier@apache.org wrote:
> 
>> pier        01/06/25 18:32:07
>> 
>> Added:       service/java ServiceController.java
>> Log:
>> Full UNIX service implementation checkin
> 
> [snip]
> 
>> * 4. The names  "The  Jakarta  Project",  "WebApp",
> and  "Apache  Software *
>> *    Foundation"  must not be used  to endorse or
> promote  products derived *
>> *    from this  software without  prior  written
> permission.  For  written *
>> *    permission, please contact <apache@apache.org>.
>                      *
> 
> I fully realize the intent of the above clause in the
> license for mod_webapp, but I have to ask..
> The term "web application" and "web app" have been
> used
> for years, especially with the word "server" on the
> end, it's become a generic but descriptive label that
> is today widely used in all kinds of documentation
> for commercial products and open source projects.
> 
> Even though you've removed the space between the two
> words web and app, to me it doesn't really change
> the term significantly.  Am I alone here?
> 
> What the license above is saying is that noone can
> take
> Tomcat 4 (with mod_webapp and its pure-Java-side
> connector), modify some part of the source, and use
> the term WebApp to "endorse or promote" their project
> or product.
> 
> So, are you and/or the Apache Software Foundation now
> claiming exclusive rights to the use of the name
> WebApp as this license clause claims?

It's a mistake in the license for the service code, that shouldn't be there,
as it's in the WebApp Module (wrong copy and paste) and I should probably
change it in webapp to say "WebApp Module"

    Pier


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