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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] apr-client
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2001 06:26:33 GMT
On Sat, Sep 29, 2001 at 01:20:52PM +0200, Sander Striker wrote:
> > From: Ryan Bloom [mailto:rbb@covalent.net]
> > Sent: 29 September 2001 07:19
> > Okay, this has been decided by the PMC.  We will accept this project.  The
> > name that the PMC would like to use for this project is apr-serf.
> Ok, great.  One question though: why 'serf'?

OtherBill had a very good point, in that "apr-client" is a bit too generic.
He suggested "apr-htclient" but I thought that was a bit too much of a
mouthful for a project name...

I suggested taking a page from the XML and Java guys, and using a more
interesting name. So... I figured "a client is subservient to the server".
So the name "serf" works well in that regard, meaning a slave to the server.
It is also a homonym for "surf", which is what an HTTP client does...

Seems like others agreed, and so now we have apr-serf :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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