[Interop-dev] Great outcome! Let's decide on a name

Mario Behling (spam-protected)
Sat Apr 7 11:19:51 CEST 2012

Hi Mitar,

thank you, for your comment. Sounds like you are getting a discussion
about principles started before this has even started.

I just want to mention to you, that for example freifunk is not mainly
a software project and open source and this project in particular is
much more than only about software and code.

In other projects testers and translators have a big say too. If you
want to make such strict guidelines, I think it will be difficult to
get more people joining quickly. If people want to take their time to
contribute (also in non-code related stuff), they want to participate
entirely. Surely, I agree that people who contribute more have a
bigger say, but to write this email at this stage of the project is
quite a surprise. There are just a handful of people giving their
opinions here for different names and I guess only people who are
committed to this project are engaging at the moment.


On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Mitar <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> Hi!
> Great, naming is moving along!
> I would just like to add one observation from my experience when we had
> a similar question once in our network.
> In open-source the only thing which counts is code. We do not have any
> managers, investors or other executives running around and pushing
> people in any directions. If you want to be heard: contribute, patch,
> code. Everybody stands for him or herself, not for organizations or
> communities he or she is in.
> So I would like to add that by voting you are also promising that you
> personally will contribute code to the project, that you will be working
> on it, developing it, testing it. All that. You personally, you who
> voted. If you cannot promise that, don't vote. Observe, use, open
> tickets, comment, be active in discussions, but don't participate in
> decision making. You cannot.
> And I am very strict about that. If you cannot stand by your opinion
> with code, then sorry, nice to hear you opinion, but you do not count.
> Maybe somebody will pick up your idea, your opinion, but if nobody does,
> this is it.
> So I invite everybody to participate in the project, to give ideas,
> suggestions, to help us navigating this ship of many into common
> direction, but participate in decision making only if you are committing
> yourself to work on the code. Really work. Spend your free time on it.
> I hope nobody will take this personally. But it is important to explain
> this at the beginning.
> Mitar
>> Hi all,
>> seems like we have some first results and everyone who wanted to vote
>> voted. The following names got more than one vote:
>> nodebang.org - Mario, Federico, G10h4ck
>> netbang.org - Musti, Mario, Federico, G10h4ck
>> nodewatcher - Mitar, Musti, Kostko
>> nodesoup - Mario, Federico, DDub, Aaron
>> "netsoup" - we did not have it in the list, but it was also suggested
>> in the email exchange. There was the argument that many people would
>> not know, what we associate with a "node". And I think someone
>> suggested to use "net" instead of "node". So do we want to have a
>> final vote on the top candidates and include netsoup?
>> We can vote here again for the final vote:
>> Final vote process: http://titanpad.com/interop
>> Do you agree with this process?
>> Best,
>> Mario
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM, L. Aaron Kaplan <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>>> On Apr 4, 2012, at 1:42 PM, Mitar wrote:
>>>> NetJoiner?
>>>>> I also like Netsoup.
>>>>> NetJoint - from joint effort
>>>>> NetJointer
>>> ^^^^^^^^^
>>> sounds like something you can smoke X-0
>>> a.

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