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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Too late to change the name?
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 15:18:27 GMT
Hey Sean,

Although I agree OODT is a bit dated, I think it carries within it a recognition that we ought
to tie to. Funny enough before approaching Apache, Dan and I were thinking of whether or not
we should rename OODT. After spending a week or two trying to think of a new name, we couldn't
come up with anything really snazzier/more acronym-a-ble than what we already had.

Anyhoo, I'm open to what others think, but all things considering (we just got Apache groups
set up, JIRA, Wiki, etc.), and there is a record of a vote under the OODT name, etc., it might
be easier/better to just stick with OODT as the TLP name, and then become even more creative
with each sub-project as we bring OODT into the 21st century :)


On 2/9/10 6:11 AM, "Sean Kelly" <sean.c.kelly@mac.com> wrote:

Hey guys:

Getting OODT out of the shackles of Caltech intellectual property and into open source is
undoubtedly one of the best things we could ever do for the software package. And the fact
that we've got such a clear-headed champion to herald it into the Apache Incubator is a real

However, "OODT" is, itself, a horrible, horrid, ghastly name.

Would this juncture a good time to explore a more snazzy name for the project? Or is it perhaps
better to stick with the name given its recognition?


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: Chris.Mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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