Re: WG Project naming [last call!!]

Daniel Flehner Heen

beat me to it Erik :)

On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 12:09 AM Erik Strauss <erik.strauss@...> wrote:
I like where this is going! Thank you all for contributing.

I'm more fond of " The Open Review Initiative" than "The Open Playback Initiative" as playback seems too narrow of a scope considering the existing feature sets of the projects we are incorporating, and is only one aspect of review. 


On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 2:59 PM Joshua Minor <joshm@...> wrote:
+1 for "Initiative" or "Project" or something to indicate that it isn't a single product.

Joshua Minor (he-him)
Pixar Studio Tools Story/Editorial/VR Previs Tech Lead

On Jul 28, 2022, at 2:50 PM, Chas Jarrett <ckj@...> wrote:

Yes I tend to agree. 
The Open Review Initiative
The Open Playback Initiative

On Thu, 28 Jul 2022 at 22:38, Joshua Minor <joshm@...> wrote:
Our project names that start with "Open" help to emphasize the open source aspect. To me, "Review and Approval" sounds more like a business process tracking system because it doesn't indicate what is being reviewed or approved. Is it fair to say that the project(s) are about reviewing "media"? So maybe OpenMediaReview or something like that could work?

Joshua Minor (he-him)
OpenTimelineIO Technical Steering Committee Chairperson

On Jul 28, 2022, at 2:15 PM, John Mertic <jmertic@...> wrote:

I would +1 the common naming here - I think for better discoverability somehow tying it back to the industry would be helpful and make it stand out more on web searches. It also would be helpful if at some point there would be value in pursuing a trademark and/or defending the mark if there are competitive projects that emerge.

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 1:12 PM Daniel Flehner Heen <flehnerheener@...> wrote:
I like the suggested name. My only concern is that it's going to be a bit hard to google for.
You might get a few hits on other RNA related sites...
But since I have not better alternative I vote in favor (if I have a vote that is.)

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022, 20:02 Erik Strauss <erik.strauss@...> wrote:
Hi All,

We've got to settle on a name for the umbrella TSC entity to satisfy our legal requirements, and have something to call ourselves in press releases for Siggraph etc...

So far the only candidate is "RnA Project" 

This is a last call for alternatives or votes in favor of or vehemently against the above.

I'd like to make the decision by EOD tomorrow so we can enable the PR teams to move ahead with their work.

Please chime in now if you have suggestions, or votes in favor/against the "RnA Project" naming.


Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation
ASWF, LF Energy, and Open Mainframe Project
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Chas Jarrett
Senior VFX Supervisor - DNEG


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