Archived names that failed or were not vetted in time.
Candiates that meet the ''feel'' of ProjectNameGuidelines (not checked for legal)
A request for the first extension of time to file a statement of use has been granted.
Not registered yet.
Is this enough to disqualify?
Yes, I think so.
Echo/Atom is not just about "feeds" but also an API, archiving format
What is the API intended for maintenance of, and the archiving format intended for archiving of, if not feeds? What's a better word?
Suspension, non-final/initial refusal http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=78050729
Not yet registered.
http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=74479035 Newspaper Circulation Registered Class 016
Eliminated because of legal problems
Atom AtomTrademarkConflicts Will someone rescue Atom by clearing its use with the trademark holders?
Aya google showed some companies bearing this name [AdriaanTijsseling]
Is simple name clash enough to disqualify a name?
No, they have to be in the same field such that confusion could possibly occur (which is very fuzzy).
Serial Number 75363785, TELLUS NEWS NETWORKS, NEWS AGENCIES, NAMELY, GATHERING AND DISTRIBUTION OF NEWS AND INFORMATION USING AUDIO, RADIO, VIDEO, TV, DVD, CD-ROM AND THE WORLD WIDE COMPUTER NETWORK ON GENERAL NEWS, ENVIRONMENTAL RESCUE INFORMATION, GLOBAL HEALTH http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=75363785
Xtol Kodak developer
Eliminated because it is an acronym
2Whom Acronym, not exactly, but abbreviation (To Whom It May Concern) which is bad for the same reasons
Eliminated because it is too application-specific
Eliminated because it is too long
Extensible OnLine Content Model
Forward Motion Syndication
Open Syndication Format
Open Syndication Project
Open Web Syndication Project
Open Weblog Interoperability Initiative
Eliminated because of negative connotations / multicultural
Eliminated because of pronunciation
[KenMacLeod] about as clear to pronounce as "Linux", which seems pretty popular these days...
[AdamRice] Come on, are either of these really hard to pronounce?
[JeremyGray] I guess it would depend on an individual's familiarity with the words, their languages of origin, and/or pronunciation rules for words from those languages or from the Pacific Rim region in general. Taking off my I-live-in-a-North-American-city-with-a-huge-Asian-immigrant-population hat for a moment, I could concoct a slew of ways to pronounce both Kagami and Lokahi, most often varying on vowel pronunciation, secondarily on syllable emphasis. Heck, even with the hat on I can come up with a few variations.
[TomasJogin] What Jeremy said, and no they're not "hard" to pronounce, it's that the pronounciation is "not clear".
[JeremyGray] Though not exactly related to pronunciation, and perhaps this indicates a need for an "Eliminated because of unclear meaning" section, what is also "not clear", except to those who know the languages of origin, are the meanings of each word. The meaning would have to be explained to everyone else. In a perfect word, the standard's name would have an "immediacy" to anyone that read it, in that the name would, without requiring explanation, give them an immediate impression of our intended meaning of the word, and that even if they guessed differently their guess would still be roughly indicative of our intent or of a reasonable interpretation thereof. Pie did this, as did Echo, Spark, and words like them. Atom did too, but some have been worried about some of the negative guesses that Atom invites.
[BruceLoebrich] This section is arbirtrary. I ran the nine "cleared" candidates past three of my co-workers. Even with numbers this small, Axon, Dada, Sygnal, Wyre and SIKUS were not procounced the same by all three people the first time. Implying these words, or words like Echo, Spark and Atom somehow convey our intent better is also arbitrary. Such decisions should be left to the voting process.
[TomasJogin] New name proposal: "Wahyeoeioiya" -- just as clear to pronunce as the other names, because that's totally arbitrary, right? There's a place for discussions of project name guidelines: ProjectNameGuidelines
[BruceLoebrich] Isn't this the page where names are being vetted? I'm not discussing name guidelines, just the inappropriate use of such guidelines to arbitrarily eliminate leading candidates. Lokahi is hardly my favorite candidate, but it was number three when approval voting was (oddly) dropped and compared to the cleared candidates, it is just as meaningful and no more difficult to pronounce.
Eliminated because it must be a joke
note notified (use whole note for 'o' in logo)
Pea (Pie, Echo, Atom)
Scooby, Scubi, Scuby
= Previous (failed) vote process =
(Probably not the) Final name vote process.
The voting is suspended. See NoneOfTheAboveDiscuss.
Nominations are open again until 29 August 2003 (or longer, until there are few Notas).
Then the voting will resume.
Please Blog the Nominations and refer them here: ProjectNameProposals.
Voting suspended while new nominations are added (8 August)
Names were vetted until 31 July 2003 while putting out an all-blogs call to vote. Please Blog the Vote.
Votes close 2003 with an extension if needed for a runoff.
To vote: place your name underneath the name you prefer, Update the count beside the name.
Vote for only one candidate.
Barbwire (1) see BarbwireNameDiscuss
Dada (8) see DadaNameDiscuss
Elbo (4) See ElboNameDiscuss
Feedcast (25) see FeedcastNameDiscuss
JesseJamesGarrett, RogersCadenhead, TravisMoretti, RichardBoyer, CJR, CarlosVillela, wootest, PhilWainewright, AronRoberts, Tristan Louis DavidDorward, LesOrchard, LizTracey, DaveCantrell, EliotLandrum, MartinAtkins, CharlesGagalac, JeremyGray, DirkHaun, FrancoisPlanque, AndrewDucker, ArveBersvendsen, DougalCampbell, AlekSlominski, RickThomas
Loki (0) See LokiNameDiscuss
Sygnal (2) see SygnalNameDiscuss
Wyre (4) WyreNameDiscuss
None of the above (36) see NoneOfTheAboveDiscuss
MarkPilgrim, SteveJenson, jayseae, LucasThompson, AnilDash, DaveWalker, Delobius, BryantDurrell, DavidJacobs, SingingBanzo, BruceLoebrich, JoeGregorio, PB, StanFinley, JohnBeimler, PeterWilkinson, PhilRingnalda, zlog, AsbjornUlsberg, EmmanuelDecarie, DavidCzarnecki, BillZeller, JasonLefkowitz, GrahamParks, MichaelPate, FrancoisHodierne, SimonSteele, LeonardoHerrera, DonPark, Karl D'Adamo,JasonShellen, MarkCidade, ZhangYining, MaciejCeglowski, NiklasGustavsson, JoeGrossberg, HansGerwitz
Discussions on the pros and cons of proposed names should primarily be taken in the names respective discussion page (see above links).
General discusion is at NameFinalVoteDiscuss
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Name Proposal & discussion: ProjectNameProposals
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