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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Sun, 24 Jan 2016 21:46:17 GMT
On 1/24/16 2:16 PM, James Carman wrote:
> I guess it depends on the scope of what the new TLP is going to do.

This is slightly jumping the gun, as we do have the opportunity in
forming the new TLP to revisit the initial goals of [math]; but I
suspect that initially at least we will mostly continue to be a
general-purpose Java math library, trying to provide IP-clean,
easily integrated, standard algorithm-based solutions to common math
programming problems.  We have grown to the point where we will
almost certainly break the distribution up into separate
"components."  No umbrella, but likely multiple release artifacts. 
Similar in some ways to what happened with [http], which is why I
suggested the same approach to naming.

Regarding picking a mathematician for the name, I don't much like
that idea as whoever you choose, you end up loading some math area
and / or cultural bias into the name.

> Umbrella projects aren't that popular these days, from what I understand.
> Maybe an homage to a famous mathematician? Apache Newton? Apache Euler?
> Apache Euclid?
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 4:08 PM Phil Steitz <> wrote:
>> We need to agree on a name.  My own preference is for a boring,
>> descriptive name, but I am manifestly not a marketing guy, so won't
>> be offended if others want to be more creative.
>> My suggestion is
>> MathComponents
>> Hearkens back to HttpComponents, which has worked pretty well.
>> Phil
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