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From dsh <daniel.hais...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Linda
Date Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:36:03 GMT
Btw, I think the Wikipedia reference in the Tuple Space article to the
blackboard metaphor is misleading cause it's already bound to AI expert
systems such as Hofstadter's copycat... if I have collected enough evidence
I'll change the article accordingly :)

Cheers
Daniel


On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM, Sebastian Schaffert <
sebastian.schaffert@salzburgresearch.at> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> first of all, thanks for the feedback so far...
>
> Am 17.11.2012 um 20:08 schrieb Andy Seaborne:
>
>
> > You're right changing the name can be done later but the name tends to
> get embedded both in the system (e.g. URLs, JIRA project) and more
> importantly in people knowing about the community.
> >
> > Renaming for the community is hard and risky - I would say it is easier
> to sort it out as part of project initialization if you believe the name
> change is likely.
> >
> > I did a quick search and found 2 "linda"s: Linda Spaces (the blackboard
> system that, I guess, is triggering the comments here) and TCP Linda, a
> parallel execution environment (which may well be related to the blackboard
> linda).
> >
> > TCP Linda ==>
> > http://www.gaussian.com/g_prod/linda.htm
> >
> > Linda spaces leads to JavaSpaces so is a known name in the Java world at
> least.  There is a SourceForge project linda (but looks dormant)
> >
> >       Andy
> >
> >
>
>
> I agree that "Linda" is a very generic name and as such there are already
> several projects out there with this name. On the other hand, we chose
> "Linda" as an acronym for "Linked Data" in order to increase
> recognizability especially in the domain we are targeting. For our
> community, we think it would be quite easy to identify "Apache Linda" with
> the Linked Data Platform and not with a blackboard system or a methodology
> for parallel execution. A more artificial name would probably have a harder
> time establishing a brand (but of course the project is good enough to
> manage ;-) ).
>
> In case the Incubator PMC still recommends to rename the project, I agree
> we should do it BEFORE starting up the project. We will discuss options for
> renaming on Monday (European Time) and come up with suggestions.
>
> Greetings,
>
>
> Sebastian
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