Reserved project names and cooperative transfer of ownership

Joseph Rushton Wakeling joseph.wakeling at
Sat Mar 25 10:53:43 UTC 2017

... yes, more questions :-)

First, how problematic is it to organize a cooperative transfer of ownership of 
a reserved name between one snap publisher and another?  I'm thinking of a case 
where a package might start as a 3rd-party project (read: yours truly) and then 
be made official later.

I know the recommended practice is to define a different name, like 
`appname-whatever`, but I'm wondering what the options and difficulties might be 
if that wasn't wanted.

Second, we discussed a while back about the possibility of reserving names for 
multiple apps provided by a single snap, so that instead of `snapname.appname` 
being the exposed command, it could just be `appname`.  Even if that's not 
technically possible right now, is it possible to reserve those names ahead of 
time in anticipation of that change ... ?

Thanks & best wishes,

     -- Joe

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