Hi Søren,

I agree that they are all stars. One can have all stars without having "Groovy Stars" however ;-)

Regarding your arguments, I in turn disagree :-)
  1. I think that the image of star as a celestial body is not the typical association with the word in this context, especially if used in plural (i.e. Groovy Stars).
  2. As I have said before, the star in the Groovy logo can imho easily be missed (on the Apache Groovy start page it is even partially cut off), so the link here to me is weak.
  3. Since many people in this industry have most probably played Nintendo games (at least) when they were younger, I uphold the validity of my argument regarding this association.
  4. "Rock Stars" in the Java world are "Rock Star speakers at Java One", i.e. people who give presentations that, are supposed to "rock". The term "rock star" associates with a certain amount or coolness and rebellion - things that are typically absent from Java conferences, so it is clear why they would like to inject that by choosing the term ;-)
  5. "Star players" in e.g. sports are exactly that: People who make a lot of money and are known and are revered by millions of people. Calling yourself a "star" if you are not even close to that level feels tacky to me.

On 19.02.2018 12:03, Søren Berg Glasius wrote:
I disagree with MG.

A star is an object that shines, and in this case shines light on the Groovy language and ecosystem. Hence I think the name is both professional, and since it can be directly linked to the star in the Groovy logo I think it makes perfect sense. In sports you also have star players and in music (and Java) you have rock stars. That you can find examples that relates to games on Nintendo does not make a valid point IMO. The "All Stars" just makes it so much better - as that's what Paul, Jochen and others are .

My few cents worth.


On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at 17:02 MG <mgbiz@arscreat.com> wrote:

On 18.02.2018 13:38, Eric Kinsella wrote:
+1up on Groovy Stars.

"Get a life" ;-)

But seriously, all the people one-upping "Groovy Stars" - consider whether that name really sends the right professional message with regards to Groovy ? I am convinced it does not.
Managers who might decide whether Groovy can be used in a project are typically conservative and sensitive to those things, and they do not normally follow nerd humor... (next suggestion I see coming along the Stars-crossed-line, is to call Paul and Jochen "Groovy All Stars")

As another example, it looks like "Pokemon Stars" on the Nintendo Switch might become a reality:

On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:13 AM, Daniel Sun <realbluesun@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi Paul,

     “Groovy Champions” make people associate it with "Java Champions"
easily. As for "Groovy Stars", it is interesting but let me associate "Song
Stars" and "Kungfu Stars" easily... I wish other people would not associate
as I do...

      Similarly, many years ago some one suggested to name current "Grape"
as "Groovy Baby", the latter is interesting but not formal...

      To sum up, +1 to “Groovy Champions”.


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