I agree that they are all stars. One can have all stars without
having "Groovy Stars" however ;-)
Regarding your arguments, I in turn disagree :-)
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- "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 ;-)
- "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
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.
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
As another example, it looks like "Pokemon Stars" on the
Nintendo Switch might become a reality:
Best regards / Med venlig hilsen,
Søren Berg Glasius
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