Re: WG Project naming [last call!!]

Erik Strauss

Hi All,

"The Open Review Initiative"  (ORI) feels pretty good to me and, it appears we have Chas as a second +1.

Any dissenters?  I'll consider this official unless someone objects before 5pm today.

Thanks for the ideation on this, I think we landed in a good place.


On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 3:23 PM Chas Jarrett <ckj@...> wrote:
Love an acronym. 

Works for me. 


On Thu, 28 Jul 2022 at 23:21, Erik Strauss <erik.strauss@...> wrote:
I think there is a future where what we define as "media" today (typically image files or movies) is not the only type of data these systems will display, (gLTF, USDz anyone?) but I don't have a concise word for "digital content" that feels good, and to Daniel's point I don't think folks will confuse the intent of the initiative under the auspices of the mission of the foundation. it might be better to leave it less defined since we don't really know what the shape of the data we will be reviewing in 5+ years is.

Open Review Initiative  "ORI" is consistent with our fondness for short typable three letter acronyms at least.  

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 3:11 PM Daniel Flehner Heen <flehnerheener@...> wrote:
As we're under the wings of the ASWF I'm not too concerned about people not getting what we are reviewing.

On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 12:10 AM Sean Wallitsch <shidarin@...> wrote:
OTOH we’re back to not sounding like we’re about Media.

I like where this is headed though

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 3:09 PM Daniel Flehner Heen <flehnerheener@...> wrote:
I like "Review" better than "Playback" as it sounds more open for subprojects.

On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 12:05 AM Cottalango Leon <loorthu@...> wrote:
I like Open Review Initiative

On Thu, 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


Chas Jarrett
Senior VFX Supervisor - DNEG

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