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From dsh <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Linda
Date Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:31:58 GMT
tuplespaces are STILL well known and Linda is one or even its original
implementation where JavaSapces is another and later on grid computing
borrowed some ideas [1] from it etc pp. So I wouldn't make a statement as
such as Linda nowadays is "ancient" technology (to use a strong term).
Anyway we had similar discussions in the past in terms of keeping the name
or not and if my memory serves me right most times the conclusion of each
discussion was that it's probably better to drop the proposed name in the
first place in favor of a better one that causes less confusion and such.

There seems to be a connection to the semantic web too which is Triple
Space Computing [2].

PS: Have a look at this slidedeck to get a feeling about how commonly know
tuplespaces are:



On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Andy Seaborne <> wrote:

> On 17/11/12 09:01, Sergio Fernández wrote:
>> Hi Roy,
>> we were aware of the possible conflict/confusion with the name; but
>> since the Linda model is quite old, not really spread nowadays and
>> completely far away of the Linked Data topic, personally I can't see a
>> really big issue here. But of course the Incubator PMC has a deeper
>> knowledge of such a kind of decisions and its implications, so we'll do
>> out best to address it during this discussion.
>> Anyway, we'd prefer to focus the discussion on the proposal itself.
>> After all, the name is something we can change. But the project is
>> something important to discuss.
>> BTW, regarding that, in other to provide some more background about the
>> proposal, I'd also like to point you the slides we presented one week
>> ago at ApacheCon Europe:
>> Thanks for all your feedback.
>> Best,
>> On 16.11.2012 19:30, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>>> I suggest choosing a different name.
>>> We generally don't use names that have been (and continue to be)
>>> used extensively by other software projects.
>>> ....Roy
> 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
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