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From Jiri Jetmar <juergen.jet...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Fwd: Apache Zest
Date Tue, 12 May 2015 12:26:00 GMT
Hi Niclas,

I think I got it & and I like the story.. So lets go for it ! :-)

Cheers,
jj

2015-05-11 1:14 GMT+02:00 Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org>:

> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 2:56 AM, Jiri Jetmar <juergen.jetmar@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > while I look at the Logo I get a feeling of hunger.. :-)
>
> Mission accomplished!!
>
> > What is the story behind it ? A logo has something to do with story
> > telling.
> > So when someone wants to know about Apache Zest what does the logo
> > express ?
>
> Ahhhh.... Well, that was a tale from 2007...
>
> Chinese has many ideograms that are pronounced "Qi" (chee, as in
> "chicken"),
>
> First an foremost is what the intent was when it was seelcted;
>     气  - vital energy, energy of life, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi
>
> but many, many others... A sample...
> 起  - Start, begin or build
> 期  - scheduled time, appointment
> 启  - awaken
> 契  - contract
> 岐  - divergent
> 汽  - steam
>
> (Only selected the related ones ;-) )
>
> In some Chinese folklore, the source of the 气 comes from rice, and hence
> the rice bowl of steamed rice, in the "spirit" of the Java logo.[1]
>
> I hope this helps...
>
>
> [1] I was attending Oredev (developer's conference) and was wearing a Qi4j
> T-shirt, and a Microsoft product manager started talking to me, under the
> impression that I was with Sun's Java team, and needed to be reminded that
> it wasn't.
>
>
>
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> http://zest.apache.org - New Energy for Java
>

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