Re: OpenDaylight TSC] project names


David Meyer <dmm@...>
 


Chris,

>> I've been meaning to bring this up for some time now...

>> 
>> I believe we should establish some guidelines on project names.
>> The current bootstrap projects have named themselves in ways
>> that are not appropriate and create confusion.

Thank you for raising this. I too have been thinking about this for some time now and came to similar conclusions.

>> The code under "controller" project is named "OpenDaylight Controller."
>> The code under "net-virt-platform" project is named "OpenDaylight SDN
>> Controller Platform."  While those projects may aspire towards those
>> names, they haven't, IMO, earned those names yet.
>> 
>> I suggest that names should be more like codenames (with appropriate
>> trademark vetting still done).
>> 
>> I suggest that the current names be changed to reflect the above
>> sentiment.
>> 
>> I suggest that the project lifecycle document be updated to take this
>> into account.  Perhaps as part of Graduation review, we'd allocate a
>> ODP-wide name that's no longer just the code name.
>> 
>> So, for example, we'd have proposal named HotSidewalk, which upon Graduation
>> (based on it's functionality) becomes OpenDaylight EggFryer.
>> 
>> Thoughts?

I agree. However,  this does suggest that we need a way to manage names, both initially and after Graduation. As you suggest this should likely be part of the lifecycle document. Others?

--dmm

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