Fedora Buzz needs a new name

Luke Slater tinmachin3 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 23:07:58 UTC 2010

On Monday 12 July 2010 23:40:14 Neville A. Cross wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Jef van Schendel
> <jefvanschendel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I love the sound of "Hive"!
> > 
> > Thinking of planets and all, if you want to measure "impact" and
> > movement of certain things, something around earthquakes might be fun.
> > Words like seismic, seismo(graph), epicenter, etc come to mind.
> > 
> > And the weather on a planet can be seen as mood, so maybe something to
> > do with climate, strato/atmosphere, barometers, etc.
> > 
> > Just throwing ideas out there. :)
> I like the sound of "hive"
> I can associate this idea of social media with "echo" like hearing
> what sounds bounce back. I also think about "waves" (Google is taking
> all the words) as when you tap into the waters and you see the circles
> grow larger and larger. "Ether" was a first approach to explain
> electromagnetic waves carrying news.
> And finally something dumb/funny ... "echosphere" as where the echos move.

I also agree, Hive is a really great name.  

In terms of Bob's accusation of 'total stupidity:' I don't think that you 
understand the reason for changing the name. I'm not afraid of any recourse  
Google may have to throw but am merely concerned with creating a distinctive 
identity for the project. 

So the question is, as posed by Stephen, whether Google Buzz is well enough 
established that people will confuse the projects. I agree that it is rather 
up in the air at the moment, so perhaps Buzz is a name we can stick with.


Luke Slater
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