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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: suggestions for the project name
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 22:17:10 GMT
Another spin on the same idea: Appaloosa.  For those who don't know:

  The animal on the cover of Apache: The Definitive Guide, Third
  Edition, is an Appaloosa horse. Developed by the Nez Perce
  Indians of northeastern Oregon, the name Appaloosa derives from
  the nearby Palouse River. Although spotted horses are believed
  to be almost as old as the equine race itself -- Cro-Magnon cave
  paintings depict spotted horses-- the Appaloosa is the only
  established breed of spotted horse. The Appaloosa was bred to be
  a hunting and war horse, and as such they have great stamina, are
  highly athletic and agile, and have docile temperaments.  When the
  Nez Perce, led by Chief Joseph, surrendered to the U.S. Army in
  1876 and were exiled to Oklahoma, the Appaloosa breed was almost
  eradicated. In 1938 the Appaloosa Horse Club was formed in Moscow,
  Idaho, and the breed was revived. The Horse Club now registers
  approximately 65,000 horses, making it the third largest registry
  in the world. No longer a war horse, Appaloosas can be found in
  many equestrian venues, from trail riding to western competition
  to pleasure riding.

  [http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/apache3/colophon.html]

Appaloosa: APache Project Advanced Loosely-coupled Object-Oriented Services
Architecture

  - Great stamina (unlike the Cheetah, which is quick, but has no staying
power)
  - Athletic and agile => fast, powerful AND flexible - gets the job done
  - Docile => user friendly.

What more could one want?  :-)

	--- Noel


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