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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Policy suggestions for associated marks?
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:34:33 GMT
On 2/4/2011 3:28 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2011, at 4:17 PM, Brian Fox wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The Subversion community has said "use 'svn' as you like. we don't care."
>>> Not sure that we need anything more formal than that.
>> +1 The Maven PMC would likely say the same thing.
> Except that, in the case of subversion, the ASF is simply
> continuing to abide by a policy that it *inherited*. Just
> cause subversion can do this doesn't mean that Maven
> is allowed to (or should be, imo).

It's questionable if command lines can even be trademarked, depending on
the circumstances.  Clearly httpd took its binary name from UIUC, although
the apachectl word has less history to pollute that word.  svn is not some
first-time exception here :)

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