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From Ate Douma <...@douma.nu>
Subject Re: [Math] Technical objection (Was: [math] [POLL] new TLP name)
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:11:11 GMT
On 2016-02-02 12:43, Gilles wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:06:40 -0700, Phil Steitz wrote:
>> Please select your top choice among the following suggested names
>> for the new [math]-based TLP.  All are welcome and encouraged to
>> respond.  This POLL will be open for 72 hours, at which time two
>> tallies will be presented:  one among those who have volunteered for
>> the new PMC and a second among all respondents.  Hopefully, one name
>> will emerge as consensus winner.  If not, I will kick off another
>> runoff poll among the top choices.   Please respond with your top
>> choice for the name.
>>
>> AjaMa
>> Epsilon
>> Erdos
>> Euclid
>> Euler
>> Gauss
>> JAML
>
> This choice:
>
>> Math
>
> can potentially lead to legal and/or technical problems:
>   * name of the JAR will basically be "math.jar", easily clashing
>     with local toolboxes (also named without much imagination)

apache-math-x.y.z.jar

will fix the name clashing trivially.

>   * name of the project will obviously be impossible to protect
>
>> MathBlocks
>> MathComponents (or Math Components)
>> Mathelactica
>> MathModules
>> Megginson
>> modMath
>> Nash
>> Newton
>> Pythagoras
>
> The second objection of course holds for many names in the list.
> We'd better follow Bertrand's suggestion.
>
>
> Gilles
>
>
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