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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Trademark policy about software plugin names
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:45:57 GMT
On 31/01/2011 17:31, Shane Curcuru wrote:
> An existing example is the "Tomcat Maven Plugin" here:
>   http://mojo.codehaus.org/tomcat-maven-plugin/
> This is branded clearly as "Tomcat Maven Plugin", and is well-understood
> by relevant consumers of Maven to add funtionality to their existing
> Apache Maven product that allows them to manipulate a Tomcat server
> directly from within Maven.  Note that users of Maven would also know to
> find this under the org.codehaus.mojo.* plugin namespace, which is a key
> way that Maven finds plugins; the plugin architecture is also an
> important feature of Maven itself.

I see where you are going but when the first part of the name is also an
Apache trademark how do you avoid the confusion that this particular
plug-in has/has not been produced by the Apache Tomcat project?


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