Re: [ocs-dev] Re: An OCS by any other name?

Malcolm Humphreys <malcolmh...@...>

Pending on how the can of worm goes.

The main observation I had with the name OCS is kind of what people are saying here. I feel the name is wrong (with any project not just OCS) if your not using it in conversations with others, or if your spending large amounts of time explaining why it's not what it says on the tin. I would rather spend that energy (even if it is my hot air) in other areas like making the system more complete, usable and adoptable.

I think OpenColorManagement maybe is setting the bar a little two high for the project. Unless we think it will be a complete end to end solution. I can also see the ICC will be not be jumping for joy either. ;)
"The purpose of the ICC is to promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems."

After looking at OCS it feels like it's aiming to achieve 3 main things:
- a standard / protocol for describing colo(u)r transformation chains
- caching / baking of these chains (various lut formats)
- evaluation of these chains on the cpu / gpu

If this is what the project is trying to achieve (which I think will be amazing) then I would vote for something more like OpenColorIO. Which not only aligns it self well with OIIO but for me it fits better with these 3 overall aims.

Really I could deal with pretty much any name other than OpenColorSpace.


On 19/06/2010, at 8:09 AM, Rod Bogart wrote:

I must admit, I've been calling it OpenColorSPIce.


On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Steve LaVietes
<steve.l...@...> wrote:
If it's the OCS part that matters:

Open Color System?


On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Jeremy Selan <jeremy...@...> wrote:

Turns out I may have opened a can of worms on our end. I didnt
realize this yesterday, but we'd already gotten legal signoff on the
"OCS" name, and changing it now is not gonna be simple.

So keep thinking of ideas, but don't anyone get their hopes up about
"Open Color Management" yet. :(

-- Jeremy

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