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Re: [jakartaee-platform-dev] Transitioning Jakarta EE to the jakarta namespace

The Eclipse Foundation owns the Jakarta trademark.  If Jakarta would ever become irrelevant to Eclipse(heaven forbid), then I would assume they would be willing to give it up -- just like the Apache Foundation gave the Jakarta rights to the Eclipse Foundation since it was no longer used by Apache.  Granted, nobody can predict the future.  But, the Eclipse Foundation is not a commercial entity like Oracle.  There would be no reason for the Foundation to hold "Jakarta" hostage if it was no longer managing, promoting, and developing Jakarta EE.

(I am not speaking on behalf of the Foundation.  I'm just expressing my views after working for many years with the Foundation and associated Eclipse Projects.)

Kevin Sutter
STSM, MicroProfile and Jakarta EE architect
e-mail:  sutter@xxxxxxxxxx     Twitter:  @kwsutter
phone: tl-553-3620 (office), 507-253-3620 (office)    

From:        Marko Bekhta <marko.prykladna@xxxxxxxxx>
To:        jakartaee-platform-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date:        05/31/2019 10:26 AM
Subject:        [EXTERNAL] Re: [jakartaee-platform-dev] Transitioning Jakarta EE to the        jakarta namespace
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HI all,

I was trying to catch up on this package transitioning topic. And there's a question that was bugging me more and more, deeper I was into the thread.

We are trying to decide which approach to use to migrate the javax packages. But is there any guarantee that, let's say in N years, we won't be in exactly the same situation, migrating from jakarta to some other package?

I'm not great when it comes to legal/licensing questions, but I think it would be great, if possible, to somehow ensure that jakarta package stays open no matter what. This would make the platform more attractive and safer to use. If that's already in place somewhere I would be thankful if someone can point me in the right direction.

Have a nice day,
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