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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Freemarker Incubation proposal
Date Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:02:34 GMT
I would proceed with the plan that the project will succeed in graduating. 

Usually project names stay with the ASF. I am not sure what the policy would be for a project
that failed to graduate. I would suspect the project could keep it after leaving.  However,
if the project fails to graduate the likelihood of it succeeding anywhere would be minimal.


> On Jun 2, 2015, at 4:42 PM, Daniel Dekany <> wrote:
> That's certainly won't be a problem in reality, as Jacopo said.
> What I'm curious about is if what happens if Freemarker gets into the
> Incubator but then sadly later fails to graduate, so then it has to
> continue outside ASF, probably with the earlier owners. I guess then
> we will have to fork the work done during incubation (or can that be
> given back with some kind of SLG?), which is messy (complicates the
> license permanently, right?), but doable. But we will need to get the
> product name back too! Is that "promised" formally somewhere, or how
> does that go? Well, let's hope no such thing will happen, but still, I
> should know this.
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Daniel Dekany
> Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:39:17 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Jacopo Cappellato <>
>> wrote:
>>> ...Should we move to the next step (that I think is starting a vote)?...
>> I think so, with two comments:
>> Having just two committers is very small but that can hopefully be solved
>> during incubation.
>> The proposal does not mention how the Freemarker name/trademark donation
>> will be handled, if the copyright owners also own the name that won't be a
>> problem. And anyway that can be solved during incubation, but if you can
>> make sure before entering incubation that the name can be donated that's
>> easier.
>> -Bertrand
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