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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Adding 'apache-' to our artifact names
Date Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:11:49 GMT
On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 11:49 PM, Sean Busbey <> wrote:
> Does anyone know of other projects that do this?
> The standard post-incubator trademark guidelines already will have people
> saying "Apache NiFi" for the first reference in a document. That's plenty
> IMO.
> Also, we're still incubator, which means we have to caveat any claims to
> the ASF marks.

I know of examples in both directions. Lucene does _not_, to cite a big one.

It could be tangled up with the big trademark question: if the
trademark is (some day) 'Apache NiFi' as opposed to 'NiFi', it might
make sense for the file to be named 'apache-nifi-...'. However, I
would not change anything we push to Maven Central no matter what. We
could also ask for more broad advice; clearly at one point it was
endemic to make it apache- and then it appears that thinking shifted.

> --
> Sean
> On Mar 14, 2015 9:58 PM, "Joe Witt" <> wrote:
>> All,
>> We received feedback from an IPMC member who gave us a +1 on the vote
>> for 0.0.2 but provided what he called minor/trivial feedback.  The
>> statement he made was:
>> "Consider adding apache to source artefact names for possible extra
>> legal protection / branding"
>> This concept is discussed briefly in this section [1].
>> I had personally already seen this guidance and decided not to add it
>> as we were putting artifacts in initially.  My reasoning was:
>>  -  It is not required and of unclear value
>>  - It adds an additional seven characters to artifact names which are
>> often already quite long
>>  - We already have a maven group name of 'org.apache.nifi'
>>  - it didn't appear to me to be common practice among other projects
>> What does cause me to think twice about this though is this IPMC
>> member does a great job of reviewing releases and providing thoughtful
>> and very detailed feedback.
>> So I'd just like us to have a good consensus on this one.
>> If anyone feels strongly that we should add 'apache-' to our artifact
>> names please advise.
>> [1]
>> Thanks
>> Joe

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