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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Flex for Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:10:23 GMT
On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Craig L Russell
<> wrote:
>>> On 12/20/2011 4:24 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>>>> The proposal says "Existing Flex-related conferences, podcasts and
>>>> websites should be allowed to continue using “Flex” as part of their
>>>> name - Apache Flex will have to create guidelines for that."
> ...A quick search of the internet shows these potential conflicts as well:
> run by Adobe Platform Evangelism Team; will this site die or will
> Apache be expected to maintain it with volunteers?...

I have no idea, but if it continues to exist and points to Apache Flex
I have no problem with that.


Fun - same name for something totally different. IMO this deserves a
"there are other FLEXs out there" page on the Apache Flex website. No
big deal.

> © 2008 Flex. All rights reserved. Site by instant>>>>

Hard to say what that is from their or radio show? Not
confusing IMO.

> ISP in Hawaii

An ISP. Not confusing.


The full name is "Openshift Flex", which clears the confusion with
"Apache Flex". Like when someone asks "which Craig are you talking

This list shows that "Flex" is a fairly generic adjective/qualifier/something.

This hasn't been a problem for Adobe so far - everybody who should
know knows what "Adobe Flex" is, I imagine the same will continue once
it's "Apache Flex".

> ...I'd really like to have trademarks and legal take a closer look at this...
> We know what a nightmare name conflicts are, even when the name in question
> is as well-known and well-understood as this one....

I don't think this is needed now.

As I wrote a few minutes ago in this thread, Flex is *entering* the
incubator with this name. There's plenty of time during incubation to
verify that the name works, and if not it can be changed.


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