RE: SpamBayes wins PCW Editors Choice Award for anti-spam software.

Discussion in 'Python' started by Tony Meyer, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Tony Meyer

    Tony Meyer Guest

    > IMHO, there is a great opportunity here for the python community:
    [...]
    > Surely that's worth a simple team name, for mnemonic purposes
    > if nothing else. Something different or unusual, like one of my
    > favourites, "Legion of the Bouncy Castle", who are a group of Java
    > cryptography dudes


    Is there really anything to be gained by referring to the "SpamBayes
    development team" via some cryptic name? You can call use the SDT if you
    like.

    Should the Python developers likewise get some cryptic name?

    =Tony.Meyer

    Plug: If anyone really wants to help SpamBayes, please contribute!
    <http://sf.net/projects/spambayes> has plenty of bugs/feature requests to
    work on, or you can read
    <http://spambayes.org/faq.html#i-m-not-a-programmer-but-want-to-help-out-wha
    t-can-i-do> for non-programming help ideas.
     
    Tony Meyer, Sep 1, 2005
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  2. Tony Meyer

    Alan Kennedy Guest

    [Alan Kennedy]
    >>IMHO, there is a great opportunity here for the python community:

    >
    > [...]
    >
    >>Surely that's worth a simple team name, for mnemonic purposes
    >>if nothing else. Something different or unusual, like one of my
    >>favourites, "Legion of the Bouncy Castle", who are a group of Java
    >>cryptography dudes


    [Tony Meyer]
    > Is there really anything to be gained by referring to the "SpamBayes
    > development team" via some cryptic name?


    Yes, there is something to be gained: mindshare.

    A simple catchy memorable team name could work wonders for showing
    potential users that this excellent open-source software product was
    produced a team of real people, using the worlds best development
    language ;-) And produced by people who have a pythonic sense of humour.
    Off the top of my head suggestions include

    - The Python Anti-Spam Cabal
    - The Flying Circus
    - The SPAM Vikings (*)
    - The Knights who go Nih
    - The Ministry of Funny Software
    - Masters of the pythonic time machine (probably too pretentious)

    * http://www.2famouslyrics.com/m/monty-python/spam-song.html

    [Tony Meyer]
    > You can call use the SDT if you like.


    Well, I said an interesting name ;-)

    [Tony Meyer]
    > Should the Python developers likewise get some cryptic name?


    No, they'll always be the python-dev cabal to me.

    basic-marketing-is-easy-ly'yrs,

    --
    alan kennedy
    ------------------------------------------------------
    email alan: http://xhaus.com/contact/alan
     
    Alan Kennedy, Sep 1, 2005
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  3. Tony Meyer

    Mike Meyer Guest

    Alan Kennedy <> writes:
    > [Tony Meyer]
    >> Should the Python developers likewise get some cryptic name?

    > No, they'll always be the python-dev cabal to me.


    And here I thought I was dealing with the SMOP.

    <mike
    --
    Mike Meyer <> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
    Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.
     
    Mike Meyer, Sep 2, 2005
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