[gridengine users] Son of GridEngine succession?

Daniel Povey dpovey at gmail.com
Sat May 12 22:28:47 UTC 2018

Thanks for your responses to the poll!
I have posted on the sge-discuss list at Liverpool to inform them of this
.. partly since the name "Son of GridEngine" seems to be leading in
the poll, and I want to find out if there is anyone in that old team
that would be upset if the name is re-used.

On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 5:01 PM, Daniel Povey <dpovey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've created a Doodle poll with the options named so far.
> https://doodle.com/poll/vcr2nasruzkg4r4g
> This is just so we can get a sense of peoples' opinions, it won't be binding!
> Also maybe some people will respond that wouldn't want to reply to the
> whole list.
> On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 4:56 PM, Daniel Povey <dpovey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the naming ideas!
>> Since many of these ideas are family-related I had a look for synonyms
>> for 'offspring' that begin with s (so that we have no difficulty
>> explaining why the binaries still have 'sge' in the name).
>>  https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/offspring
>> There is 'spawn of GridEngine'.  (Also 'seed of GridEngine' but it
>> seems a bit too sexual to me.. . maybe spawn would be better).  I feel
>> like 'sister of GridEngine' maybe doesn't sit well with the fact that
>> the project is a derivation of Son of GridEngine, not a parallel
>> project.  'spawn' still sounds like it could be in a horror movie, but
>> I'm OK with that.
>> Dan
>> On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 12:07 PM, Afif Elghraoui <afif at debian.org> wrote:
>>> On May 11, 2018 7:46:39 PM EDT, Daniel Povey <dpovey at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>RE the name-- if we used the same name and the U. of Liverpool people
>>>>were to become active again, or notice the duplication, I'm concerned
>>>>that there might be confusion.  (Plus, a unique name is easier for
>>>>google-search purposes, so there is no confusion about the location of
>>>>the project).  I'd rather only use the same name with Dave Love's
>>>>blessing, but that is depenent on being able to contact him.  However,
>>>>if most others want to to keep the same name, I'd be OK with it.
>>> I tried to keep myself out of proposing a name, but...if you wanted to keep the SGE abbreviation again like Dave tried to do, another name is "sister of grid engine"
>>> Afif

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