2010/1/14 Gary Benson <gbenson(a)redhat.com>:
Rex Dieter wrote:
> Orion Poplawski wrote:
> > crossposting to java and packaging -
> > Seems like we need an accepted standard for naming packages from
> > apache.org
> Sorry for the old followup, but I vaguely recall there been some old
> badness about using the name "apache" (ie, notice the package named
> 'httpd' in the distro). I wonder if this is still a problem?
As I remember it, the Apache Software Foundation renamed their package
from "apache" to "httpd". They wanted to stress that
"Apache" was the
software foundation, and that the software foundation was more than
just a web server.
Which is my very long winded way of saying I don't think using
"apache" in package names is a problem.
In all honesty, I'm only really concerned with removing references to
the deprecated "jakarta" name.
Moving the Apache Foundation commons packages to an "apache-commons-*"
namespace makes sense, because there are other commons packages
unrelated to Apache project, such as Mary's "aduna-commons-*"
packages, but I don't see the need to rename other standalone Apache
Foundation projects if there's no naming conflict.