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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Official name of ASF and how to write it
Date Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:05:12 GMT
On 23/01/2015 23:02, sebb wrote:
> Thanks.
> 
> This suggests that the word "THE" (in some capitalisation) is actually
> part of the name of the organisation.
> 
> That being so, would it not make more sense to write "The Apache etc",
> on the main foundation page?

No. I'm trying to find the reference in the archives but this has been
discussed previously and the correct form is "the Apache Software
Foundation".

I'm pretty sure it is in something Larry wrote and I think it was on
this list (but it might have been trademarks@ or even elsewhere). If I
find it, I'll provide a link.

Mark

> 
> (BTW, there are a _lot_ of orgs with the name Apache in them listed there)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 23 January 2015 at 22:45, Rob Weir <rob@robweir.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 12:19 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The incorporation certificate [1] says the name of the org is
>>>
>>> THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION
>>>
>>
>> That's what I see at the Delaware Secretary of State's database [1] as
>> well.   But note:  It looks like all company names are all-caps in
>> their database.
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>> [1] https://delecorp.delaware.gov/tin/GINameSearch.jsp
>>
>>
>>> The foundation index page [2] refers to it as
>>>
>>> "the Apache Software Foundation"
>>>
>>> and
>>>
>>> "the ASF"
>>>
>>> Should the word "the" be capitalised in either or both of the above?
>>>
>>> Sebb
>>>
>>> [1] https://www.apache.org/foundation/records/certificate.html
>>> [2] http://www.apache.org/foundation/index.html
>>>
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