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From Damjan Jovanovic <>
Subject Re: [ALL][VOTE] Rename Commons Sanselan to Commons Image
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:32:00 GMT
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Christian Grobmeier <>wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Mark Thomas <> wrote:
> > On 19/12/2011 14:54, Gary Gregory wrote:
> >> This is a VOTE to [ALL] to rename Commons Sanselan to Commons Image.
> >>
> >> The drive is to have a meaningful obvious name like [Lang], [IO], [Net],
> >> and so on.
> >>
> >> This VOTE is open until December 22, 10AM EST.
> >
> > -1.
> >
> > The naming decision was made by the community when Sanselan joined
> > Commons 2.5 years ago [1] and I see no reason to revisit that decision.
> > I am rather disappointed to see this being rehashed after the issue has
> > already been resolved.
> I think every decision can be revisited at any time, if the
> participants of this project feel the need to do so. There is no
> decision carved in stone and I am pretty surprised you are
> "disappointed" just because something is discussed again - after all,
> 2.5 years are a long time. Actually I think revisiting old decisions
> from time to time is the key for the progress of a project.
> > Not all Commons components have functional names. If the Sanselan
> > community wants to use that name then I have no problem with that.
> I agree, even when I like Commons Image (et al) better. I have not
> seen Charles speaking up on this matter, I hope he is still around.
> Anyway it should be the Commons Community and the Sanselan Component.
> Looking at this:
> Most people participating on Sanselan are discussing the rename change.
> Cheers
> Christian

Your biggest participant on Sanselan in terms of functional code (ie. image
stuff) in the past year is me, and I haven't said anything until now :).

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and I am neither
particularly for nor against a rename. But if we do rename Sanselan, I
would most like the new name to be Imaging.


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