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From "Lawrence Rosen (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PODLINGNAMESEARCH-1) Establish whether "Apache Rat" is a suitable name
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:35:30 GMT

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Lawrence Rosen commented on PODLINGNAMESEARCH-1:
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Robert, that's an excellent "kill search"! Thanks for doing it so thoroughly.

It sure seems like there are lots of rats out there that could be found by casual users instead
of Apache Rat. Is that the environment that the Apache Rat project wants to find itself in?
Standing out among such a set of creatures requires extensive marketing.

Your posted question is whether RAT is a "suitable name". That sort of depends on how famous
*our* rat will be among all the other rodents in the software world when people search for
us online.

/Larry

P.S. My personal reaction: If I weren't an Apache Rat project member somehow enamored of the
name "rat", and if I were interested in achieving commercial success for a famous software
product, I'd pick something different as my name.


                
> Establish whether "Apache Rat" is a suitable name
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PODLINGNAMESEARCH-1
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-1
>             Project: Podling Suitable Names Search
>          Issue Type: Suitable Name Search
>            Reporter: Robert Burrell Donkin
>
> The Rat podling brought together aRat and the Rat plugin tooling aRat for maven. It now
is a suite of small products including rat, whisker, tentacles and eye which perform various
functions to assist auditing, comprehending and verifying releases. This podling hopes to
graduate as a top level project once a suitable top level project name is found.

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