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From Andrew Ford <A.F...@ford-mason.co.uk>
Subject Re: Suexec doc (Was Re: Fixing confusion of Apache vs httpd)
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:46:21 GMT
It is the acronymn that they use (I googled for "define: AWS" rather 
than "AWS" and didn't see and had forgotten about Amazon Web Services).

Andrew

Noirin Shirley wrote:
>
> Quick observation from my phone: I've previously considered AWS, but 
> never suggested it because I thought it was the acronym Amazon used 
> for some of their stuff.
> If I'm wrong on that, I think it's a fine choice.
> N
>
>> On 18 Mar 2010 09:37, "Andrew Ford" <A.Ford@ford-mason.co.uk 
>> <mailto:A.Ford@ford-mason.co.uk>> wrote:
>>
>> Andrew Ford wrote:
>> >
>> > William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On 3/17/2010 4:43 PM, Andrew Ford wrote:
>> >> ...
>>
>>
>>     >> What is the short name of the "Apache Web Server"?  "Server"?
>>      That would be
>>     >> a problem.  Certa...
>>
>> Actually, there might be more of a chance of getting a new identity 
>> to stick by calling it "Apache Web Server (AWS)" and then referring 
>> to the abbreviation AWS everywhere.  Then one could say "It is not 
>> 'Apache', it is 'Apache Web Server' or 'AWS' for short", and people 
>> might start using the new abbreviation.  As I said before "HTTPD" is 
>> ugly - it also sounds to my Unix hacker's ears like an anonymous HTTP 
>> daemon and looks like a random string of five consonants.  "AWS" is 
>> easier to spell out, and doesn't seem to be in use for any other 
>> technical project or body (having googled for "define: AWS").  It has 
>> a certain similarity to "IIS", which might not be a bad thing.
>>
>>
>>
>> Andrew
>>
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>>
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