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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Legitimacy of AskApache.com?
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:43:52 GMT
Thanks Jennifer,

such matters are handled by our public relations committee who handles
all matters of branding, so I've addressed your observations to them.

Thanks for the heads up.


Jennifer O'Neill wrote:
> I stumbled across this site tonight while researching module APIs for
> Apache HTTP: http://www.askapache.com/  Is this site sanctioned by ASF
> or maintained by an Apache member?  If not, it appears to be a violation
> of Apache's trademark rights and also fosters the false impression that
> ASF is providing information and advice, though he attempts to bypass
> this by stating (see http://www.askapache.com/about/, look in the black
> header on the home page for the hidden drop-down menus) :
>     Why the name AskApache?
>     AskApache was chosen to show and pay *respect* to the contributors
>     of the Apache Web Server <http://httpd.apache.org/>. Literally it
>     means to ask Apache when facing a problem, by searching the
>     *Open-Source*, contacting a board/list, or browsing the documentation.
> I suspect ASF does not endorse this page particularly because the
> content on the site is licensed under the Creative Commons license
> rather than the ASL.  I'm happy to help draft or review any
> communication that ASF may want to send to the domain owner.
> Cheers,
> Jennifer

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