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Subject: Re: Project name
From: Rob & Liz Ward (wards_at_paradise.net.nz)
Date: 2002-01-09


NukeBox, Rock-on-Box, Go-Box, StorBox, RoxBox, Fox-in-Sox...

Open RokBox...

Rob

----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
To: <jukebox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 5:16 AM
Subject: Re: Project name

> bobthc_at_gmx.net wrote:
>
> > I think rocky isn't very expressive...of the goal
>
> You're right, but I don't think it is a problem. Nothing we call it will
> make people instantly understand what it is, so they'll still have to go
> to the website to find out. So we can just as well get ourselves a catchy
> name that identifies us among other MP3-related projects.
>
> Many projects have names that don't say anything about their purpose:
> Mozilla, Gnome, KDE, X, Scoop, Slash, Basilix, Nuke, Python, Wiki, Lame,
> Gnutella, Enlightement etc.
>
> > Why not 3juk'OS or Free Juk'OS, with "3" call in the same time the 3 of
mp3
> > and sounds like FREE...
>
> Another problem with having a name that describes your project is that is
> sort of fences you in. Sure, this project will always be free. But it's
> not entirely unthinkable (if a bit dreamy) to imagine that in a few years
> ahead it could support another device that is not the Archos Jukebox and
> that plays Ogg files instead of MP3. Then 3JukeOS won't really describe us
> anymore.
>
> Also, we're not actually making an OS. It's more of an application, albeit
> with some hardware-specific code.
>
> I appreciate your opinions. I just don't agree with them... :-)
>
> /Björn
>



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