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Subject: Re: Project name
From: Andrew Jamieson (
Date: 2002-01-09

What about "PSIREN" (with a soft 'P'). Based obviously on the creatures in
The Odyssey whose song no-one can resist, it is also a (fairly contrived)
acronym for what we do:

_P_ortable _S_ound: _I_nvestigation, _R_esearch, and _EN_gineering

If you're interested in logos, you could even make the 'I' into a stylised
colon, and then drop the 'Investigation' from the acronym to make 'PS:REN'.

But Roxter would be cool too .....


----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <>
To: "Jukebox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 10:49 PM
Subject: Project name

This isn't really the most important of issues, but...

I don't really like the name "Open Source Jukebox". It's more a
description than a project name, and a bit too general to uniquely
identify this specific project. It's not unthinkable that someone creates
another mp3 player application that is also called (or described as) "Open
Source Jukebox".

I was bouncing a few name ideas with Linus (whom I work with) during lunch
today, and after much frowning he came up with a suggestion:


It's got a musical reference (rock) and, for the imaginative, I'm sure
there's a couple of fun allegories to be drawn from the movie if we want
to. :-)

A quick net search reveals no rocky projects on freshmeat or sourceforge,
and google only returns a bunch of references to the Rocky Mountains and
Rocky Horror Picture Show. So it doesn't appear occupied.

What do you guys think? Any other suggestions?


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