Call for vote [Fwd: New Project Proposal: MIPS port of OpenJDK]

Mark Reinhold mr at
Thu Apr 3 08:29:15 PDT 2008

> From: Mark Reinhold <mr at>
> Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 08:49:22 -0700

> ...
> I agree that "MIPS Port" would be a good name for this project, following
> the "Haiku Port" that we already have.
> "MIPS" is, however, a trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc., so I've asked
> Sun Legal for advice on whether and how to use that name.  I expect an
> answer in the next day or two, at which point we can go ahead and set up
> your initial page and mailing list.

The advice of our trademark counsel is to call this the "Porting Project
for MIPS".  The appearance of the mark at the end of the phrase, rather
than the beginning, constitutes fair use.

To make this work in the left nav bar on the web pages we can shorten it
to "Port: MIPS", and for consistency also change "Haiku Port" to "Port:
Haiku".  This will cause all the porting projects to be listed together
in the nav bar, which is kind of nice too.

The Project URL will be


- Mark

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