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Bug#698164: marked as done (mandate unique package names in Debian Java policy)

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has caused the Debian Bug report #698164,
regarding mandate unique package names in Debian Java policy
to be marked as done.

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Package: java-common
Severity: important
Version: 0.47

I just had a read over the policy

One thing not mentioned is the use of namespaces/package names in Java

The vast majority of projects use unique namespaces, specifically, using
a registered domain name as a package name.

A few projects exist without following this convention, and sooner or
later somebody may try to package one of them.

According to the Java Language Specification, using a domain name is a
"suggested convention" and not a mandatory obligation.  Nonetheless, in
an environment such as Debian where we have to keep many different
packages concurrently on a single system, I would contend that we should
mandate the use of this "suggestion"

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--- Begin Message --- After nobody has reacted anymore on this bug and everybody who did before was against it, closing.
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