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From Eran Chinthaka <>
Subject Re: VOTE: change package name for Axiom
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:46:12 GMT
One more thing to draw attention.

AXIOM has a layer specific to SOAP. Is it ok we keep this in axiom-api
and axiom-impl ?

('m just asking for all of yours opinion)

-- Chinthaka

Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 08:42 -0500, Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>> +1 to (at least for the ws-commons stuff!)
>> On 3/23/06, Ajith Ranabahu <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm also +1 in the change since Axiom is an XML object model just like
>>> JDOM. However I wonder whether Apache has a convention of having the
>>> top level project name in the packaging, say "ws" in this case ?
> There's absolutely no such ASF convention. Its up to us to decide what
> we want to do. There are projects that do it both ways.
> My reasoning is as follows: Look at it from an Axiom user's point of
> view. Does (s)he need to know that Axiom originated in WS land? No,
> absolutely not. All (s)he needs to know that its an XML Infoset
> representation with XOP built into it. (No, that's not WS specific
> either.)
> Let's please not get territorial about this stuff .. we don't gain
> anything by claiming "ownership" with a ".ws" in the package name. Just
> look at it from the user's view. Apache Axiom works just fine and is
> perfect to make clear to users what it actually is.
> I'm going to argue the same for XML Schema .. that has nothing to do
> with WS either.
> WS-Policy OTOH does. However, I'm planning on proposing a name for it (I
> have one in mind but I'll hold it for now) and suggesting calling it
> "Apache XXX."
> Sanjiva.

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