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From "Andrew Lunny (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-11) come up with a new project name
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:25:33 GMT


Andrew Lunny commented on CB-11:

Full disclosure: I suggested the name Callback, and I would like a blue bikeshed.

Google-juice is a non-issue - things are difficult to search for until they're not. See Node,
Prototype, ".net", etc etc. In the short-mid term, the vast majority of resources (books,
documentation, blog posts, Stack Overflow discussion) will be under the name PhoneGap, until
the new name gets enough traction.

A more legitimate concern, to my mind, is that "Callback" could be a confusing name in prose
documentation, as in
"once the Callback deviceready event has fired call the Callback Camera API, passing it a
success callback and an error callback."

You can get away with an acronym when for written prose - "call the CB.Camera API..." - but
that doesn't work for spoken prose.

To avoid this confusion, I propose the new name "CallBackTheLibrary" :)
> come up with a new project name
> -------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-11
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Callback
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Patrick Mueller
> During the transition of the PhoneGap project to Apache, the project was renamed to "Callback",
due to some concerns with the name "PhoneGap".  It seems that "Callback" isn't a great name
either - it's a commonly used term, and so internet searches of "Callback" bring up too many
non-relevant hits.
> Got something better?

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