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From Laurent Hasson <>
Subject RE: finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:52:24 GMT
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).

I am thinking ancient names that are related to "gap". For example, Icarus, Babel, Styx, Bia...
There are also names associated to fragmentation, or entropy.

Thank you
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-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Grobmeier [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap

When I read your messages and saw the name "Yaya" I immediately
thought on "Mobi Dick". But given the fact that the meaning of the
second part of this name has probably changed a bit since 1850, it it
is not a good choice :-) Anyway, a Whale as mascot would be cool.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
> 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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