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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Xerxes Logo Proposal
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:17:00 GMT
Yes, it really was named [1] after the Xerces Blue [2] butterfly. The
Persian king is "Xerxes" I think; slightly different spelling.

[1] http://marc.info/?l=xerces-j-dev&m=86952145012664&w=2
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerces_Blue

Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org

Eric Schwarzenbach <Eric.J.Schwarzenbach.C88@alumni.upenn.edu> wrote on
01/29/2008 09:40:06 PM:

> Was the butterfly really what this project was named for? I'd always
> assumed it was the Persian kings.
>
> No offense to this beautiful design, or to this great software project,
> but a butterfly strikes me as about the least appropriate metaphor I can
> think of for an XML parser. The last thing I would call working with XML
> APIs is "pretty". I'd be curious to know if there is some reasoning for
> how the butterfly might work metaphorically.
>
> Regards,
>
> Eric
>
>
> Ashley Morgan wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > Found your request for a logo as thought I would have a shot at it,
> > attached is my proposal (png) feel free to comment,
> >
> > Thanks, Ash
> >
> > --
> > Sorry in advance for the bad English in this email.... and i often get
> > my mords wuddled up.
> >
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