[ros-users] ROS J Turtle Naming Brainstorming

William Woodall william at osrfoundation.org
Thu Apr 17 20:21:46 UTC 2014

+0 on Jagged, it seems to imply some negative connotation about quality to
me, like "rough around the edges". Even if it is "rough around the edges"
:p we shouldn't name it as such.

I think Jade Turtle, ROS Jade is nice a nice adjective too.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:07 PM, Patrick Goebel <patrick at pirobot.org> wrote:

> +1 Jagged
> +1 to Bill's post in general (as another geezer...)
> --patrick
> On 04/17/2014 11:55 AM, Bill Smart wrote:
>> +1 Jagged
>> -1e10 Judo
>> still -1 for anything that's not actually a turtle
>> I'm a geezer, and fear change.  However, here are a couple of thoughts:
>> - we want companies to adopt ROS.  They will be significantly less likely
>> to do so if the name is overly cute
We want something not too silly, but if we aren't having some fun with it,
what the point? Also Ubuntu seems to do just fine on the business front
with a similar naming pattern.

> - we will have even less adoption if there's a whiff of legal action (Jedi
>> Turtle, for instance) possible.
Obviously we aren't going to pick anything where legal action might be a
concern, which means, as sad as I am to say it, Jedi is pretty much off the

> - I personally think that consistency outweights cool (of course, I'm old
>> and British)
We've done a pretty good job at staying on theme, but sometimes it's hard
when there is only one or two actual turtle related names.

I'd say just as important as being turtle related, if not more important,
is that the code name is short, easy to spell and type, recognizable, and
searchable. That's mostly why we ended up with Indigo in the last go around.

>> I've done judo since the 70's (no, really, since the 70s).  While I don't
>> think it's a great name for J-turtle, over the past year ROS *has* thrown
>> me to the mat, sat on me, and forced me to submit more than once, so maybe
>> it *is* a viable option.
>> -- Bill
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William Woodall
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