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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Withdraw from Incubator or TLP status?
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:40:07 GMT
On 05/03/2019 14:09, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 7:27 AM Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com> wrote:
>> ...An Apache project can be retired to the Attic. [1] After this development could
possibly occur elsewhere,
>> but there may be naming and trademark issues to consider....
> 
> That's what happened in 2010 to http://ibatis.apache.org/ which was
> forked to mybatis.org - note the name change, required as the IBatis
> trademark belonged to the ASF.
> 
> Nobody can prevent someone from forking an Apache project elsewhere,
> but the trademarks of TLPs belong to the ASF, so that we can keep the
> project alive if someone else wants to work on it.
> 
> In the case of IBatis, the Apache project moved to the Attic about the
> same time, http://attic.apache.org/projects/ibatis.html - but Attic
> projects can be restarted, so in general it makes sense for us to keep
> the name.

Generally, yes. But. There is the option to allow the community to
continue to use the trademark (obviously without the preceding
"Apache"). Each request gets looked at on a case by case basis.

Mark

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