[sword-devel] BibleCS name?
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 10:13:17 +0100
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> on behalf of "David Burry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 01:49:01 -0700
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] BibleCS name?
OpenSword is good, especially since it's already known among users as Sword
or The Sword so it's not a completely different name... Just have to
change all references, documentation, window titles, etc, consistently to
At 01:48 AM 7/17/2001 -0400, n8 wrote:
>I haven't spoken on this list yet because at the current time, I am way to
>busy to help.. (I am hoping that will change soon.)
>However, my vote would be for OpenSword. Here is why:
>- A good name can be made by combining two known words. (easy to remember)
>- "Bible" is more 'churchy' than Sword.
>- "Sword" rings true to the word of God being self described as the Sword of
>the spirit. (Try doing a search in scripture for 'bible', then do a search
>for 'sword'... :-)
>- "Win" seems to give credit where credit is _not_ due - to the a closed
>source OS...:-( even if it is built for that OS (I am running windows
>BTW, mainly because I love designing and coding in flash5)
>- "Open" can mean many things to someone not familiar with open source code,
>yet most of them are good... "open to the truth", "open the book", "open
>- The name OpenSword rings in the ears a little like "open source".
>- Luke 24:45 - "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the
>Scriptures." (sounds like a good tag line to me :-)
>We live in a world with a coming one world economy (and government?). Kids
>who may not even be able to read yet may find themselves one day fighting
>for information freedom and building on open source movement that you are
>starting. Making windows bible software open source is good, and naming it
>something that highlights what makes it unique is even better. And giving
>it a cool non-churchy name is icing on the cake.
>Then again - a rose by any other name is still a rose ...
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Overcash" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 12:09 AM
>Subject: RE: [sword-devel] BibleCS name?
> > Hmm
> > With OpenBible being taken, I am stumped...
> > You would think with all of us working on this project we could easily
> > up with a good name :)
> > Howabout some of these:
> > GospelScribe
> > OpenGospel
> > E-Gospel
> > E-Bible
> > I dunno, Just kinda spurting out whatever comes to my mind cause I am
> > :)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Chris Little
> > Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 8:50 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: RE: [sword-devel] BibleCS name?
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Hastings
> > >
> > > At 05:04 PM 7/16/2001 -0700, Chris Little wrote:
> > > >BTW, all the other suggestions come up pretty clean for
> > > trademarks. I
> > > >did notice something amusing, the application for trademark
> > > >registration of "God's Word", by the publishers of that translation,
> > > >has been rejected initially.
> > >
> > > Was that because "God's Word" is a synonym for Bible?
> > I think it's because it's too general. I believe it eventually will
> > (and should) be granted because they were really trying to register the
> > name within a specific logo.
> > --Chris