[DRBD-user] drbdproxy name usage

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Tue Oct 18 20:41:37 CEST 2016

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 05:04:40PM +0300, Timofey Koolin wrote:
> I have own developed version of drbd-proxy.
> May I publish it on github with name drbd-proxy or f1f2-drbdproxy?

Thank you for asking.

It is usually a very bad idea for a new project
to pick a name that describes an already existing thing.
Unless they cannot possibly be confused.

I strongly suggest you rather come up with your own, unique name.

You don't want your project
to be easily confused with some product by LINBIT.

And LINBIT would not want it the other way around, either.
(Probably best to even avoid "DRBD" in the project name itself).

I know naming is hard, but I'm sure you will come up
with something nice and distinct.


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