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From Santiago Gala <santiago.g...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Official name of ASF and how to write it
Date Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:13:02 GMT
On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 24 January 2015 at 09:05, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
> > 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 vaguely remember seeing it somewhere(board/members?) but as "The A S
> F", possibly from Roy.
>

+1, it was Roy who clarified it. Now, I'm not sure if it was here or in the
prc@ list (marketing stuff) or even in board@ in some discussion


>
> > 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.
>
> Ditto.
>
> > 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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