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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Marmotta
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:15:58 GMT
On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 6:32 AM, Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org> wrote:
> On 19/11/12 11:20, Sebastian Schaffert wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> we have had a brainstorming round and came up with the suggestion "Apache
>> Marmotta" as a new name. We looked a bit and the name seems not to be taken
>> yet, so there would probably no legal issues with the name.

A big +1. The small furry logo opportunities rival a certain famous elephant.

>>
>> Why "Marmotta"? It is Italian for "marmot", one of the predominant animals
>> in the mountains around us. It also is very social (i.e. "links") and digs
>> deep tunnels (looks for data). It is more or less easy to pronounce (only
>> contains a and o as vowels and no unpronouncible combinations). The animal
>> itself has typically a very positive association (cute) and would also
>> provide easy branding with images and logos.
>>
>> What do you think?
>
>
> The helpful documentation is at:
>
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/names.html
>
>>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> Sebastian
>
>
> For Marmot (English spelling, added by Google as I am in the UK) found:
>
> http://www.lrz.de/services/software/parallel/marmot/
>
> http://burlymarmot.com/ - a software company.
>
> which is a different spelling so helps differentiate.
>
>         Andy
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