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From "Balaji Ravi" <balajimr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Officially rename the project to Apache CXF
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2006 18:59:43 GMT
+1


On 10/6/06, Mark Little <mark.little@jboss.com> wrote:
>
> +1
>
> On 6 Oct 2006, at 19:01, Daniel Kulp wrote:
>
> >
> > I'd like to vote to officially rename the project to Apache CXF.
> >
> > I'm extremely +1.
> >
> >
> > There are a lot reasons to do so:  (summary of previous discussions)
> >
> > 1) All of our Apache resources are "CXF".   If someone goes to
> > apache to
> > looking for CeltiXfire using the "normal Apache" URL's and such,
> > they won't
> > find it.  Example: if they send a note to celtixfire-dev-subsribe,
> > it would
> > bounce, etc...
> >
> > 2) Branding - It seems like all of us are calling it CXF in our
> > communication. However, the "Apache Branding" would require it to
> > use the
> > full project name.  It would be good if it matched to avoid
> > confusion for
> > users.    (Example: in a note on the incubator list during the recent
> > issues, someone asked why we were calling it CXF.)   Anyway, a lot
> > of people
> > are already associating CXF with the project.   Let's build on that.
> >
> > 3) Our package name, jars, install dir, etc.. all use "cxf" right
> > now.   No
> > work would need to be done there.  (I'm lazy, I admit it.)
> >
> > 4) No wacky CamelCase spellings to cause confusions and branding
> > issues.
> > (Celtixfire, CeltiXfire, CeltiXFire, etc..)
> >
> > 5) Already I18N capable.  :-)     Seriously, we had some chats on IRC
> > about "how to pronounce" some of the other ideas.   Example:
> > Apparently the
> > word "foam" is hard to pronounce in some locales.   Also, "Celtic" is
> > pronounced different in various locales as well.
> >
> > 6) Break some ties with the "messes" that we've been involved in.
> > I keep
> > hearing nicknames like "celtic-miss-fire" and such.   That's not
> > good.    The
> > recent events certainly didn't help things.   A semi-clean slate is
> > probably
> > a good idea.   Make them think of new nicknames.   :-)
> >
> > 7) However, by keeping the initials, there is "some" tie to the
> > previous
> > projects, but the tie is broken enough to make it clear, this
> > really is
> > something new and better.
> >
> > 8) The top two google links for CXF are already our own confluence
> > space.
> > Nice job everyone.   :-)    CXF is an acronym for "Chemical
> > eXchange Format",
> > but that really shouldn't matter for us.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > --
> > J. Daniel Kulp
> > Principal Engineer
> > IONA
> > P: 781-902-8727    C: 508-380-7194   F:781-902-8001
> > daniel.kulp@iona.com
>

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