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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: Jini?
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2006 23:04:36 GMT
On Mon, 2006-08-07 at 14:13 -0400, Jim Hurley wrote:
> We did start considering alternative names, but there's a strong
> reluctance to changing names. That's primarily because of the name
> recognition we've built up around the technology and Community
> during the past number of years, as well as the difficulty (ref
> the many posts on this list in the last month on choosing names)
> with picking a new name.
> Assuming this reasoning makes sense... we'd like to proceed with
> "Jini" as the name of the Proposal and get some discussion going
> to better understand if we can contribute the TM and if it would
> be okay for those other Jini -related site (,
> to continue to use the Jini name.

So we no longer do names like "Apache SOAP" because they give the
impression that there can be just one and only on implementation of the
technology in Apache. 

I know changing the name is a *really* tough thing for Jini. However, is
Jini a *technology* or an *implementation*? If its the prior I'm afraid
our current guidelines are not to do technology names.

Do we do exceptions? Nothing is impossible in ASF land but its something
we need to discuss (yes in public).


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