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From robert burrell donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject jXYZ vs XYZ4J
Date Sat, 07 Apr 2007 07:02:40 GMT
i seem to recall from the depths of time (java.apache.org ->
jakarta.apache.org era) that implementations in java should not be named
jXYZ but instead something like XYZ4j. for example, log4j rather than
jlog.

IIRC this is due to trademark law: JavaXZY is a potentially infringing
usage whereas XZY4Java is not. (let's not argue about whether 'j' as
opposed to java is infringing: we want to act ethically and avoid the
possibility of arguable infringement.)

is this current policy?

- robert

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