Yes the idea was to have "Drools" as the project name and "JBoss
as the product name. But I don't think that's working out too well. What
is the project and what is the product? The two overlap too much for it
not to be confusing.
So anyone got any simple good names? Or one possability is to use "JBoss
Drools", allowing us to use Drools everywhere, but marketting can use
the "JBoss" prefix in their material - although at the time of the
original rebranding Drools was considered a little controversial as some
people had issues with it's childish innuendos. Dropping the JBoss part
altogether is not really a possability, that branding side is just too
valueable to the people that make all this possible :) Also on the
corporate side the JBoss branding association really helps with
adoption. But atleast whether you refer to it as "JBoss Drools" or just
"Drools" people will know what you are talking about.
Geoffrey De Smet wrote:
Currently it has more then 1 name and it's confusing.
The webpage says "jboss rules", but on the maven repo it's under
"drools", also the jars are called "drools" etc.
The JBoss namespace does matter:
- Most people think "Jboss Seam" only works on Jboss AS.
- While everyone knows "Hibernate" works on everything.
With kind regards,
Geoffrey De Smet
PS: I partially started working on drools-solver/taseree again :) I
'll show some configuration on this list when it's finished.
Greg Barton wrote:
> --- Mark Proctor <mproctor(a)codehaus.org> wrote:
>> Anyone have any thoughts on a year of
>> the "JBoss Rules" name?
> Well, when describing drools using the new name, I'd
> often have this exchange:
> me: It's "JBoss Rules"
> them: It does?
> me: What does?
> them: JBoss.
> me: Does what?
> them: It..um...rules?
> So I find the slang verb sense dominates the proper
> noun sense, even in context. A name change would be
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