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Re: [ANN] hgsubversion - patches wanted!

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 18:32:37 -0400

"Ben Collins-Sussman" <sussman_at_red-bean.com> writes:
> Is that our strongest conviction on this -- "would be better"? I
> can't see any trademark issue here.
> 'hgsvn' is already taken, and I don't see how the name 'hgsubversion'
> is "likely to cause confusion as to the identity of the Subversion
> project" or "indicates a greater degree of association between you and
> the Subversion project than actually exists" or "implies a designated
> successor to Subversion". I don't think anyone is going to look at
> that name and think that the software is part of Subversion itself,
> officially associated with Subversion, or is a successor to
> Subversion. It's got 'hg' in the name, so that pretty much makes it
> clear that it's some sort of bridge to a completely different VC
> system.

I didn't know 'hgsvn' was already taken when I responded. Had it not
been taken, 'hgsvn' would have been obviously the better name.

I'm fine with it if the other members are. It *will* cause some small
amount of confusion, but only a little, and easy remedied. (Ben, you
live and breathe this stuff -- to you, "hg" is a two-letter word
suffused with meaning. To others, it's the letter "h" followed by the
letter "g". But anyone who doesn't know will quickly learn.)


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