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From Brian>
Subject Re: finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:12:07 GMT

This is rather important folks, and silence is considered assent in
Apache land, but given the activity we saw in Jira I think ppl do have
strong feelings here. The name is foundational important to work going
forward so we need to resolve this!

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
> As mentioned by Jukka, the issue tracker is a bad place for discussion
> so I'm starting this thread to discuss possible name changes.
> So, the name Callback comes with problems. Its generic. Its common in
> JS programming. (Which is why we liked it, btw.)
> Things w/ the name "phone" are out. We support tablets and all sorts
> of weird devices are in the future. Things with the name "gap" are
> out. There has been legal issues and its not something Apache wants to
> inherit.
> We brainstormed a HUGE list before proposing Callback. Frankly, I
> still like Callback and haven't been compelled by arguments I've heard
> so far against it. But lets go for it with some gusto here and then we
> can whittle that list down (perhaps at the Apache Con?) and put that
> shortlist to a vote.
> For convenience, I've stared a wiki page instead of a long list of
> replies ... lets use that page to collect ideas and this thread to
> discuss ones we particularly like, or not.

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