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Re: New code name for networks


Hi all:

I actually like Quantum. I think that name has embedded into my brain for
so long that I often refuse to look at an alternative name. What's the
reason? Did I miss out the actual reason behind it?
Anyway, I propose *Neptune.*

1. It has the "net" sound in it, and
2. Neptune as God of Sea. Without water we can't live. Also water has given
us the ability to travel (think of rise of civilization and exploration).

Our machines float via pipes (wires) like rivers.


On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 1:17 AM, Brad Knowles <bknowles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> On May 11, 2013, at 10:02 PM, Sumit Naiksatam <sumitnaiksatam@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > How about "netstack"? We had originally coined this name for the
> > collection of quantum, melange, and donabe services. Melange got
> > folded into Quantum, so we stopped using netstack.
> If you want to start re-naming everything in OpenStack to be
> "SomethingStack", I guess you could do that.  But then you run into lots of
> potential conflicts with all the other packages, tools, products, etc...
> that want to use "stack" in their name.
> To me, a "stack" is a collection of related but not necessarily all
> required objects, so the name OpenStack makes total sense.  NetStack would
> make sense if there were a number of related objects that comprised the
> whole, but if you're going to fold them all into
> Quantum/Kumquat/Qumkwat/Quark/Quartum/Q-whatever-tum, and they're all going
> to be part of one larger unified service, then I'm not so sure that it
> would make sense to me anymore.
> IMO, you really only have two valid options here:
> 1.  Stick with something that is more or less like what has been done
> before (albeit with more attention paid to the potential trademark
> infringement issues)
> 2.  Switch everything over to "OpenStack Something", which permanently
> removes all possibility of confusion, at least once the project has been
> adopted
> The sticky wicket is what you do during the transition phase.
> --
> Brad Knowles <bknowles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Senior Consultant
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