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From "Sander Striker" <stri...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] apr-client
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2001 06:30:55 GMT
> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@lyra.org]
> Sent: 01 October 2001 08:27

> 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...

Right.  Thanks for explaining, because this was indeed the only thing
I wanted to know: where it came from :)

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

I can live with that without problems :) :)

> Cheers,
> -g

Sander


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