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From Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trademark policy about software plugin names
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:58:59 GMT
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
> An existing example is the "Tomcat Maven Plugin"
>
> In the case of Maven, this kind of plugin naming is common and is de facto
> suggested by the Maven project community.  Having a wide variety of plugins
> for Maven is generally a positive factor for the project.

Also note that the Maven project community reserves plugins called
Maven XYZ Plugin to be hosted and provided by the Apache Maven project
(where XYZ can be anything, even trademarks of others, e.g. Maven
Eclipse Plugin).

So the convention is:
 - Maven XYZ Plugin: Apache Maven hosted and supported plugin for
integrating (or providing) XYZ using Maven

 - XYZ Maven Plugin: 3rd party hosted and supported plugin for
integrating (or providing) XYZ using Maven.

This is quite well understood in the Maven community and by 3rd
parties. For example: Jetty has renamed their Maven plugin from:
maven-jetty-plugin to jetty-maven-plugin in order to comply with this
naming convention.

Martijn, hoping not to make matters more confusing.

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