<Sound Dev> A Java Sound Mixer Service Provider Implementation with PortAudio

Florian Bomers javasound-dev at bome.com
Sat Sep 1 23:12:49 PDT 2007

> I will just wait and see how it goes until either I get a better name
> for it or Sun says something.
> Is this a bad attitude?

not necessarily. But as far as I know the lawyers, they would
argue that *I* said something...

In any case, Sun doesn't have a history of suing.

And don't get me wrong, I like your name. But as far as I can
tell, you are "violating" their trademark. Maybe just make it
"YongSound" or "YoonSound"?


PS: btw, for me the best place to discuss Java Sound is the
javasound-interest mailing list:

PPS: IANAL (I am not a lawyer)

> Regards,
> Yong
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Florian Bomers"
> <javasound-dev at bome.com>
>> YavaSound is very similar to the original name, in some languages
>> it will even sound the same as JavaSound (e.g. in German), so in
>> order to be on safe side, legally, I'd recommend to name it
>> differently though.
>> Also, your name is not very descriptive. Maybe a name that
>> includes or references somehow "PortAudio" will tell people
>> already from the name what it will do. Or a fantasy name... 

Florian Bomers
Bome Software

Music Software, Development Tools:  http://www.bome.com
Java Sound extensions, plugins: http://www.tritonus.org
The Java Sound Resources:    http://www.jsresources.org
Please quote this email in your reply. Thanks!

More information about the sound-dev mailing list