[gridengine users] Son of GridEngine succession?

Daniel Povey dpovey at gmail.com
Sun May 13 19:48:53 UTC 2018

The consensus seems to be for 'Son of GridEngine' so I am keeping that name.
Right now I am working on importing Dave Love's repo (non-trivial
since 'git fsck' fails on it, see here
https://github.com/son-of-gridengine/sge/issues/1, but I'm mostly
done, it's just slow).

If you want to be involved, please let me know your github userid, and
please 'watch' the project.  My own experience of GridEngine is mainly
as a user, not a maintainer, so we need qualified people!


On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 6:28 PM, Daniel Povey <dpovey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your responses to the poll!
> I have posted on the sge-discuss list at Liverpool to inform them of this
> http://arc.liv.ac.uk/pipermail/sge-discuss/2018-May/thread.html
> .. 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.
> Dan
> 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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