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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Discuss: Package Naming for Incubator Release of River
Date Sun, 22 Jul 2007 18:54:55 GMT
Ted Husted wrote:
> IMHO, unless there are trademark or licensing issues involved, there
> should be no "Apache rules" about Java package naming schemes. Package
> names are an arbitrary implementation detail, and the one and only
> concern should be what makes the most sense to the individual
> community. When it comes to implementation details, the controlling
> "Apache rule" should be that "The PMC as a whole is the entity that
> controls the project, nobody else."

There are rules, and then again there are guidelines.  I don't think that
a generic statement about packaging conventions is a bad thing to help
projects new to the incubator.

Adding a statement something along the lines of what you wrote above would
be a good thing, so that PMC's know they have flexibility beyond the guidelines.


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