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From Peter Ansell <>
Subject Re: [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2016 01:11:24 GMT
On 3 February 2016 at 11:30, Patrick Meyer <> wrote:
> 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.

I don't think that outside of the Apache developer community that the
"Commons" reference is taken to mean immaturity. If anything, it is
taken to mean something that is stable and fairly slow to evolve and
hence can be reused fairly broadly (per the tight scopes of each of
the modules).

FWIW, the word "Math" on its own is fairly geographically localised.
The base word Mathematics is less localised. However, given that the
module has always been known as "Math", there are no qualms from me in
staying with that term.



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