[SciPy-user] Renaming scipy_core: here we go again
lanceboyle at qwest.net
Tue Jan 3 23:29:49 CST 2006
On Jan 3, 2006, at 6:08 PM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Please give feedback on the following names:
> 1. psipi
> 2. scicore
> 3. muscle
> 4. numstar
> We have to move from numerix due to trademark concerns (I don't
> want to
> have any that I can obviously avoid).
All of these names are obscure. _Must_ that be the way of open source
projects? Would you give any of these names to a product that you
wished to sell and thus wished to be descriptive?
First, consider that non-scientists might be interested in the
software; for example, an engineer might find it useful. Second,
consider your audience. To whom outside this group does
"scicore" (SKI-cor) mean diddly? You are suffering from the "Airport
Sign Syndrome" wherein the people who make signs for airports already
know where to go; it's the folks from out of town who get into fender
benders trying to decipher bad signs.
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