Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

At Stack Overflow, Netty project is using as its default tag. However, JBoss / Red Hat asked us to remove the reference to JBoss / Red Hat names and thus we should not use JBoss Netty but use Netty. To avoid any possible legal complication, I'd like to change the current default tag from to . How can I do that?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by Emrakul, random, Shadow Wizard, Doorknob, Al E. Jul 11 '14 at 0:58

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated." – Emrakul, random, Shadow Wizard, Doorknob, Al E.
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I doubt there can be any legal complications for the Netty project due to a third party's (Stack Overflow's) use of the name. That said, a mod can merge into without making it a synonym, effectively deleting it. One should see this at some point and hopefully do it :)

share|improve this answer
I wonder who should I contact to expedite this change. – trustin Nov 17 '11 at 1:25
This is the appropriate channel. I seriously don't think it needs to be expedited. – Matthew Read Nov 17 '11 at 2:19
It was fast enough. :-) – trustin Nov 17 '11 at 6:29


For those who are used to the previous status quo, I made a synonym (although it might take a little time to finish sorting itself out).

share|improve this answer
Thank you so much! :-) – trustin Nov 17 '11 at 6:29

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .