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From Wade Chandler <>
Subject Re: Urgent: Regarding Java package name change to org.apache.*
Date Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:33:52 GMT
> On Aug 3, 2017, at 12:25, Alex Harui <> wrote:
> OK, so to summarize a more refined recommendation:
> 1) package names with reverse domains MUST be renamed before graduation or
> have an IPMC approved plan for renaming

NetBeans uses org.netbeans, and the domain is also being donated to Apache. It is not just
an IDE, but is also a rich client platform, like Eclipse, so I don’t think just a reverse
domain name should be justification for MUST. Surely part of the decision takes into consideration
the life of the project along with what that reverse domain is.

> 2) Projects who expect that their future users outnumber current users are
> highly encouraged to rename packages
> 3) Other projects are not required to rename packages and backward
> compatibility is sufficient reason to not rename packages.
> Or should #2 also be a MUST?


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