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From Geir Magnusson Jr <>
Subject Re: [JiniProposal] Choosing a new name...
Date Sun, 24 Sep 2006 23:48:26 GMT
While we all appreciate you inviting the community to help, I also
encourage the proposers to  consider choosing a name among yourselves.

There's nothing wrong with that, and as it's the project you are
proposing, it's natural that you can choose the name.


Jim Hurley wrote:
> Hi all-
> I apologize for the gap in communication on our Proposal.  Following
> my summary post:
> <>
> and list discussion, I believe choosing a new name for the project and
> then updating our Proposal are the last bits before we can ask for an
> incubator vote.
> We've been fairly consumed by our "Jini Community Meeting" event
> last week in Brussels (see the front page for links to info from
> the event), so again, I'm sorry for not getting this closed sooner so we
> can move on and (hopefully) get going.
> As we're all too familiar with :-o  -- picking a name (that everyone likes)
> is hard. In order to get as many creative ideas as possible, and have a
> defined process (so that it doesn't drag out) for making a decision...
> we'd like to:
>     * Gather Name Ideas --  through Tuesday, Sept 26
>         Ask both the Apache incubator and Jini Community for name
>         ideas. In order to not consume the lists with name mail, if you
> could
>         send me, your name ideas, and optionally your
>         reasoning/meaning behind the name. I'd really appreciate it. For
> example:
>          name: "Eden"   -- reminds me of Barbara Eden from "I Dream of
> Genie"!
>         ;-)
>    * Choose the New Name (voting) -- Thursday, Sept 28  through  Monday,
> Oct 2
>        We'll take the list of ideas, make sure they pass TM, etc and
> select a "top
>        ten choices" that we'll put up for an open vote. Whatever name is
> supported
>        the most by the vote is the one we'll choose for the project.
> If these dates feel too tight we can be a little pliable, but we are hoping
> to update our Proposal and have the voting (start) before the upcoming
> ApacheCon if possible.
> There's obviously an endless amount of ways to go about picking a name...
> this might not be the best, but we wanted to engage the Apache incubator
> and our existing Community in contributing. We're betting that with
> everyone's
> creative juices flowing - we're going to collectively come up with a
> cool name
> that represents the project well and that most people like. I hope
> you'll give us
> your support.
> thanks -Jim
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