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From Michael Brooks <mich...@michaelbrooks.ca>
Subject Re: finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:21:18 GMT
+1 to Laurent's view. Dissociate the name from technology and design
patterns.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Laurent Hasson <lhasson@rim.com> wrote:

> +1 on Cordova/Cordoba. I do like the name, and Ricardo Montalban is hard
> to beat as an endorsement. WebKeg is nice too, but may be considered "less
> serious" by some players. Although Keg is technically a general
> barrel/container :) No beer implied.
>
>
> Thank you
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> - Research In Motion                           -
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Mueller [mailto:pmuellr@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 3:56 PM
> To: callback-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap
>
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 14:52, Laurent Hasson <lhasson@rim.com> wrote:
>
> > I personally like more generic and unique names that aren't tied to a
> > particular technology at all (i.e., Tomcat). Not only does technology
> move
> > fast, but it's also better from a Web search point of view. The brand
> will
> > build on it by itself as we deliver a great solution (look at "Amazon"
> > starting as a book store and evolving to what it is now).
> >
>
> +1
>
> In that light, cordova seems like the best name to me.  Googling it, I saw
> the github repo of Brian's as the first hit on the second page of hits; but
> that's just me and my browser.  Also, there's this (luckily, different
> spelling): http://youtu.be/vIL3fbGbU2o .  You can just smell that
> Corinthian Leather.
>
> I know the name "WebKeg" was tossed around, but was that a joke?  On one
> hand, it implies "lots of beer" to me, which is perhaps not a great
> association.  On the other hand, I'm reminded of the Big Keg o' Health from
> Unreal Tournament (some version before most of you were born, prolly).  I
> could see a barrel busting out with awesome as a neat "logo" image.  I like
> "web" in the name, compared to "device", since this project is more about
> exploiting web technologies rather than just devices - there are the
> "desktop" versions of the runtime to consider as well.
>
> --
> Patrick Mueller
> http://muellerware.org
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