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From "John D. Ament" <john.d.am...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Name search
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:47:27 GMT
While I may have described it wrong (my opinion), the initial search
results show the name "droids" as overly used, with no mention of the
current project anywhere near the top.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 2:15 AM, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:

> The name search guide is here:
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/names.html and that describes a
> process that should be followed, its not determined by conjecture and
> personal opinion. Note that discussion about the specifics should be
> on the podling private list.
>
>    ...ant
>
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM, John D. Ament <john.d.ament@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > So, my honest opinion is that Droids would be bad to use from a naming
> > stand point.  The name search is meant to indicate whether something is
> > commonly known and would be uniquely identifiable as an organization.
> >
> > I don't think, based on the original search results, that "Droids" will
> > suite.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Richard Frovarp <rfrovarp@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On 08/07/2014 07:46 AM, Tim Williams wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 8:11 AM, John D. Ament <john.d.ament@gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> So, the first step is for you guys to tell me how you got to the name
> >>>> "Droids."  I'm assuming it was established before the podling name
> search
> >>>> came into existence.
> >>>>
> >>> It started as a Labs project[1] and predates the name search.  It's
> >>> hard to recall exactly but it feels like it also predates the
> >>> popularization of "Android" as well.  I gather most folks think more
> >>> of the Star Wars sense.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> --tim
> >>>
> >>> [1] - http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/labs-labs/200702.
> >>> mbox/%3C1170850642.8380.31.camel@localhost%3E
> >>>
> >>
> >> Thorsten named it, but I'm guessing you're right.
> >>
> >> Since Android and the Droid line (mostly from Verizon and Motorola) came
> >> out, more people are going to think it is Android related than not.
> What do
> >> we need to do for the name search? Do we just abort and develop a new
> name?
> >> Would that make life easier when it comes to this process?
> >>
> >> Thanks for your help,
> >> Richard
> >>
>

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