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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sun, 30 Nov 2003 04:58:46 GMT
> The Geronimo folks are talking about making logos and there seems to
> be a desire to have official signoff on the name. Please vote on one
> of the following choices:


  [ ] - Let them keep "Geronimo" as the official name.
  [ ] - Punt the decision to members@.
  [X] - Disallow "Geronimo" but allow the committers to come up with any
        other name they want (barring anything inappropriate).

"Disallow" is a bit strong for a vote, rather than a veto, but I would
prefer that a new name be chosen.

 Reason #1: Prior use.  *All* of the following use the name Geronimo
            to refer to either a company, brand or product in the
            software field.

            http://www.apexdatasystems.com/geronimo.html
            http://www.teamgeronimo.com/
            http://www.geronimotechnologies.com/
            http://www.casefinder.com/
            http://geronimo.tor.it/
            http://sourceforge.net/projects/geronimo/
            http://www.eurocrypt.net/

All of them have prior claim.

 Reason #2: the stated desire to not use Native American
            names for ASF projects.

FWIW, some people are already starting to use the name with negative
connotations, e.g., http://www.jroller.com/page/shareme/20030806.

I would like to at least see alternative names explored.

	--- Noel


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