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From Patrick Meyer <meyer...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:30:09 GMT
The Apache commons math library already has a reputation and is well kvown.
Any name that does not involve the words Apache and math will require a lot
of rebranding or years of explaining to people that the TLP named X is
really just the library formerly known as commons math. Removing "commons"
from the name is a good way to signal the maturity of the math library
while staying true to its Apache origin. That's why I like Apache math.
On Feb 2, 2016 5:50 PM, "Gilles" <gilles@harfang.homelinux.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:17:06 -0800, Gary Gregory wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:50 PM, Niall Pemberton <
>> niall.pemberton@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 9:08 PM, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > We need to agree on a name.  My own preference is for a boring,
>>> > descriptive name, but I am manifestly not a marketing guy, so won't
>>> > be offended if others want to be more creative.
>>> >
>>> > My suggestion is
>>> >
>>> > MathComponents
>>> >
>>> > Hearkens back to HttpComponents, which has worked pretty well.
>>> >
>>>
>>> I've just started learning modern Greek and Math is Μαθηματικά -
>>>  (Mathematika) - so how about "Apache Mathematika"?
>>>
>>>
>> And get a nasty letter from https://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/ perhaps?
>>
>> Gary
>>
>
> Are you implying that they would dare challenge our usage of a name
> that is absolutely not entertaining any confusion?
> As anyone can observe,
> 1. there is a prefix referring to a native American tribe (which thus
>    has nothing to do with programming computers), and
> 2. the (common) word referring to "mathematics" is clearly spelled
>    differently.
>
> Thus, _nothing_ to worry about.
> 8-}
>
> Gilles
>
>
>>> Niall
>>>
>>
>
>
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