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From "Martijn Dashorst" <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RAT^H^H^H Proposal
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2007 09:59:35 GMT
I like the fact that a rat smells disaster a mile away (it is usually
the first to jump ship).

+1 for incubating the rat.

Martijn

On 10/3/07, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> i'm preparing http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/RatProposal but i
> thought i'd get the most controvercial and difficult aspect out of the
> way: the name.
>
> i quite like the name RAT since it's a play on words a Release Audit
> Tool which rats on releases. (i was also born in the year of the rat.)
> so, i expect people to find a thousand good reasons why it shouldn't
> be used.
>
> to get you all started, here are some links:
>
> http://www.cv.tu-berlin.de/rat/license.php
> http://www.blackrat.biz/
> http://www.frtr.gov/decisionsupport/DST_Tools/RAT.htm
> http://epa.instepsoftware.com/rat/
> http://wiki.wwiionline.com/index.php/Cornered_Rat_Software
> http://neonrat.com/
>
> yes, lots of people use rat in relation to software
>
> since RAT is so widely used, the name of the google project is arat.
> i'm not sure why but the project is #3 at google and #2 at yahoo. so
> aRAT is more plausable. there seems to be a place called arat in the
> US and it seems to be a sur- and first-name. these probably weight
> against this option.
>
> opinions?
>
> - robert
>
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