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From Jim Hurley <Jim.Hur...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [JiniProposal] Choosing a new name...
Date Tue, 26 Sep 2006 13:05:25 GMT
Thanks Geir.

It's certainly a viable alternative plan, but we're trying to match  
up with
the history and culture we've created in the Jini Community of open
involvement, so it seems like goodness to engage more broadly and
give people a say.

We've had a number of good names submitted -- but I'm guessing the
winner is still out there... so please consider submitting a name.  
Thanks.

Many of the names submitted so far have played off the "Jini" name or
space (e.g., the "Eden example below). An alternate direction is to just
propose something different and fun (which might just be a cool name
and not tied at all to the technology).

We'll welcome all ideas through today and then start the vetting  
process.

Thanks again -Jim



On Sep 24, 2006, at 7:48 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> While we all appreciate you inviting the community to help, I also
> encourage the proposers to  consider choosing a name among yourselves.
>
> There's nothing wrong with that, and as it's the project you are
> proposing, it's natural that you can choose the name.
>
> geir


> Jim Hurley wrote:
>> Hi all-
>>
>> I apologize for the gap in communication on our Proposal.  Following
>> my summary post:
>> <http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/ 
>> 200608.mbox/%3c80E97718-AE5D-45A3-A15E-4640EFE8DB7D@sun.com%3e>
>>
>> and list discussion, I believe choosing a new name for the project  
>> and
>> then updating our Proposal are the last bits before we can ask for an
>> incubator vote.
>>
>> We've been fairly consumed by our "Jini Community Meeting" event
>> last week in Brussels (see the Jini.org front page for links to  
>> info from
>> the event), so again, I'm sorry for not getting this closed sooner  
>> so we
>> can move on and (hopefully) get going.
>>
>> As we're all too familiar with :-o  -- picking a name (that  
>> everyone likes)
>> is hard. In order to get as many creative ideas as possible, and  
>> have a
>> defined process (so that it doesn't drag out) for making a  
>> decision...
>> we'd like to:
>>
>>     * Gather Name Ideas --  through Tuesday, Sept 26
>>         Ask both the Apache incubator and Jini Community for name
>>         ideas. In order to not consume the lists with name mail,  
>> if you
>>         could send me, jim.hurley@sun.com your name ideas, and
>>         optionally your reasoning/meaning behind the name. I'd really
>>         appreciate it. For example:
>>          name: "Eden"   -- reminds me of Barbara Eden from "I  
>> Dream of
>>          Genie"!       ;-)
>>
>>    * Choose the New Name (voting) -- Thursday, Sept 28  through
>>       Monday, Oct 2
>>        We'll take the list of ideas, make sure they pass TM, etc and
>>        select a "top ten choices" that we'll put up for an open  
>> vote. Whatever
>>        name is supported the most by the vote is the one we'll  
>> choose for
>>        the project.
>>
>> If these dates feel too tight we can be a little pliable, but we  
>> are hoping
>> to update our Proposal and have the voting (start) before the  
>> upcoming
>> ApacheCon if possible.
>>
>> There's obviously an endless amount of ways to go about picking a  
>> name...
>> this might not be the best, but we wanted to engage the Apache  
>> incubator
>> and our existing Community in contributing. We're betting that with
>> everyone's creative juices flowing - we're going to collectively  
>> come up
>> with a cool name that represents the project well and that most  
>> people like.
>> I hope you'll give us your support.
>>
>> thanks -Jim

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