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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [RESULT] [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:59:17 GMT
Good question. I have proposed it many times in the past

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03 PM Gilles <gilles@harfang.homelinux.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:05:57 +0000, James Carman wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 9:50 AM Gilles <gilles@harfang.homelinux.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "Math" is (a bit?) overwhelming for a team of 5- people.
> >>
> >> In "Commons" there was the rationale of accepting only "common"
> >> algorithms (although that was fairly fuzzy as a limitation).
> >> Not so with that overly general name.
> >> It's a library that will contain math, yes; all of math, certainly
> >> not.
> >> So the name is just a name; it should point to project, not to a
> >> general concept.
> >>
> >>
> > The TLP move for Apache Math will help it gain some visibility and
> > also
> > give it the ability to branch out to new areas.  There's nothing
> > saying
> > that the current 5 people are the only ones who will ever work on it.
> > The
> > idea is to grow the library.
>
> Having Math in Commons did not prevent anyone who wanted to join.
> If history of the last 10 years can be a guide, then there is nothing
> saying that candidates will suddenly become plenty.
> If it were obvious that the TLP move was the way to go to gain more
> visibility, then why did it take so long to do it? ;-)
>
> Gilles
>
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