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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Forking wink-json4j
Date Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:44:49 GMT
On 11 June 2018 at 22:07, Chris Brandom <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I work for a small software consulting company named Elyxor.  During a
> previous engagement, we used the wink-json4j library as a utility for
> producing ordered JSON.
> Since the Wink project is now in the Apache attic, we are considering
> forking the wink-json4j module and republishing with our updates to make it
> compatible with a more recent version of Java.
> Outside of the licensing guidelines, which are accessible and clearly
> stated, are the any other guidelines or good practice recommendations that
> we should follow?  Anything in particular about how we go about giving the
> module a new namespace or new name?

My opinion regarding namespace:

Just as the ASF only publishes software using the namespaces it owns,
so should you.
This means changing both the Maven coordinates (at least the groupId)
and the Java package names to ones which you control.

> Thanks for the feedback,
> Chris

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