An official announcement!….
Our previous attempts to select a project name have not gone well. We tried a
poll but the names in the poll were not pre-qualified to determine if they
were usable and the “winning” name was also a strongly disliked name.
Kristian and I each proposed a plan to select a name, but that effort got
sidetracked by a massive flame war on the mailing list.
While our community has some democratic features, ultimately it is a
meritocracy and the people who contribute the most value have the most say.
So in the end a decision was made by the majority of the people who have
contributed the most.
That doesn’t mean that all the discussion was wasted. In fact the chosen name
wasn’t proposed by any of the leaders, but was proposed in one of the naming
threads (michael.krog’s post was the first place I saw it). It was
immediately popular and received very few negative comments.
I’m pleased to announce that the chosen name of our project and community is:
For the record, the following developers and admins either participated in and
supported the selection process (not all voted yes), or have stated their
support for the name:
David Reveman, Erkin Bahceci (cornelius), Guillaume Seguin (iXce), Dennis
Kasprzyk (onestone), Jigish Gohil (cyberorg), Danny Baumann (maniac), Patrick
Niklaus (marex), Roi Cohen (roico), Alex Heck (nesl247), Robert Carr
(racarr), Kristian Lyngstøl (kristianLy), Rico Pfaus (RYX) (conditional),
Quinn Storm (QuinnStorm) and Jeffrey Laramie (imnotpc).