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From Myrle Krantz <mkra...@mifos.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Weex for Apache Incubator
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:13:31 GMT
Hi Bono,

As a proficient non-native German speaker, and as a woman who has lived in
German for 17 years:

German's don't get offended about this topic, only amused.  And the
pronunciation is not identical.  The German word Markus is referring to is
pronounced with a short "i" (sort of like the wick of a candle).

In any case, if you're very attached to the name, I wouldn't change it for
this reason.  Just be aware you're going to get some chuckles from Germans
occasionally.

Greets,
Myrle



*Myrle Krantz*
Solutions Architect
RɅĐɅЯ, The Mifos Initiative
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On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Bono Lv <lvscar@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks  @Bertrand  @Markus @Richard @Luke and @Edward
>
>
> This is the most awkward time in the project life cycle.  We feel dizzy
> because "Lost in Translation" ;-)
>
>
> The source of the project name is about the common pain of our team members
> in earlier days. So short the development iteration period , we don't have
> enough time always. One day one of our initial team member Jin-Jiang Zhao
> recited a sentence unintentionally "the boss give us few weeks, so we give
> him Weex" . All of us like the name (non of us familiar with German at that
> time , pitiful ), so we named the project Weex.
>
>
> After that, this name have accompanied us for two years.  For lots of team
> members, the project name is the highest number of daily repetitions
> English word in a long time.
>
>
> Change project's name is not a easy decision for us as Longda's previous
> reply mentioned. But as prepared Apache way learner and humble
> international community member, we know the value of respect other culture.
> We don't want native German speaker feel embarrassed or offend when they
> start learning the project or working depend on the project.
>
>
> So, We are keeping open minded on the name issue after multi times
> difficult discussion this day. At the same time we need to do some
> evaluation about the burden size and risk of rename.
>
>
> We need a few days for the evaluation, but welcome everybody give us
> suggestion or reply your opinion, Thanks & Vielen Dank.
>
>
> @Markus In your reply ,your have written
>
>
>  “Given that Weex is pronounced with a long 'i', it could lead to some fun
> situations.”
>
>
> Can you tell us more about the situation ?  Is it the same thing like short
> ‘I’ pronunciation sounded NSFW ?
>
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz <
> bdelacretaz@apache.org
> > wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 8:47 AM, Feng Longda <hustjackie@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > ...Changing project's name is not a easy decision...
> >
> > If you think you'll change, the earlier the better.
> >
> > -Bertrand
> >
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