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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Linda
Date Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:17:39 GMT
What about DaNil? Or DaLin?

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On 18/11/2012, at 9:12 AM, Sebastian Schaffert <>

> Dear all,
> first of all, thanks for the feedback so far...
> Am 17.11.2012 um 20:08 schrieb Andy Seaborne:
>> You're right changing the name can be done later but the name tends to get embedded
both in the system (e.g. URLs, JIRA project) and more importantly in people knowing about
the community.
>> Renaming for the community is hard and risky - I would say it is easier to sort it
out as part of project initialization if you believe the name change is likely.
>> I did a quick search and found 2 "linda"s: Linda Spaces (the blackboard system that,
I guess, is triggering the comments here) and TCP Linda, a parallel execution environment
(which may well be related to the blackboard linda).
>> TCP Linda ==>
>> Linda spaces leads to JavaSpaces so is a known name in the Java world at least. 
There is a SourceForge project linda (but looks dormant)
>>    Andy
> I agree that "Linda" is a very generic name and as such there are already several projects
out there with this name. On the other hand, we chose "Linda" as an acronym for "Linked Data"
in order to increase recognizability especially in the domain we are targeting. For our community,
we think it would be quite easy to identify "Apache Linda" with the Linked Data Platform and
not with a blackboard system or a methodology for parallel execution. A more artificial name
would probably have a harder time establishing a brand (but of course the project is good
enough to manage ;-) ).
> In case the Incubator PMC still recommends to rename the project, I agree we should do
it BEFORE starting up the project. We will discuss options for renaming on Monday (European
Time) and come up with suggestions.
> Greetings,
> Sebastian
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