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Re: 'SVN' in client names (was Re: SmartSVN - a new Subversion client.)

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-24 18:17:37 CET

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, SteveKing wrote:
> Ok, I admit I didn't ask first if I can name my project "Tortoise_SVN_" or
> not. In fact, when I started it already was a registered project at
> tigris.org. And AFAIK, projects registered there have to be approved by
> tigris.org people before it goes online? So I thought the name was ok.

Yep, and in my opinion it is fine - other open source projects, "close by"
in spirit and URL and license, are OK by me. And if we get a "whole
product" effort underway, that would provide another clear demarcation.

> (and your LICENCE file only forbids the use of the "tigris" name, not "SVN"
> or even "Subversion" - maybe you guys should change that!)

Yep.

> But if you guys are uncomfortable with a project using the "SVN" in its name,
> I have no problem renaming TortoiseSVN to something else. Just drop me a note
> (and give me some time to find another name, it surely won't happen
> overnight).

No! Please, keep using it. I'd rather adjust the policy and our approach
to include you than piss you off. :)

         Brian

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