[hobbit] Hobbit renaming status ?

Marco Avvisano marco.avvisano at regione.toscana.it
Tue Aug 12 14:40:45 CEST 2008

What about:

MoOnSite (MonitorOnSite)


HS-GMT  (HenrickStoerner:GnuMonitorTool)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "White, Bruce" <bewhite at fellowes.com>
To: <hobbit at hswn.dk>
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 10:41 AM
Subject: RE: [hobbit] Hobbit renaming status ?

> Henrik,
> Glance is a product for HPUX monitoring which is produced (and I assume
> trademarked by HP).  They might find G-Lance a bit to close for comfort.
>   ....Bruce
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henrik Stoerner [mailto:henrik at hswn.dk]
> Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2008 4:39 AM
> To: hobbit at hswn.dk
> Subject: Re: [hobbit] Hobbit renaming status ?
> In <BAY138-DS135DABA00DDBE77CA0F0E9F740 at phx.gbl> "T.J. Yang"
> <tj_yang at hotmail.com> writes:
>>Can't wait until decision made by Henrik. I am betting the new name
>>will be hobbitmon. Thus I am using hobbitmon in my current development
> work.
>>but would it be HobbitMon or hobbitmon ?
> Don't bet on it.
> I've been going over the various suggestions this past week, and I've 
> setup
> a few loose criteria for judging the names. In no particular
> order:
> *) No references to Tolkien characters. Although I might be able to
>   get away with "hobbitmon" or Gandalfr (thanks, Anna - didn't know
>   those names came from the Edda), I do not want to push my luck
>   any further.
> *) Likewise, no names that might infringe on existing characters from
>   movies, books etc.
> *) Nothing that is trademark'ed.
> *) The name should be somewhat meaningful. Not necessarily obvious,
>   but enough that it is understandable. Also, somewhat "business-
>   like". (Sorry Vernon - I enjoyed Your ventures into Mesopotamian
>   astronomy and egyptology, since those are also hobby-interests
>   of mine, but very few would know who "Horus" is, or what was
>   the role of Aldebaran).
> *) The name should be short. Preferably two or three syllables, and
>   fit into the space currently on the webpages where it says "Hobbit"
>   now. This is because the name is frequently used in speech; I often
>   have people at work asking me "what's on Hobbit right now?" if they
>   need to know what issues there are currently. It just wouldn't feel
>   right if that was "what's on smart-and-open-systems-monitor right
>   now" ...
> *) .com, .net and .org should preferably be available.
> Of the suggestions I've seen on the list, there are only a few that fit
> these criteria: savemon, hobmon, Tibboh (not obvious, but I like it),
> OpenGuardian.
> Of those, OpenGuardian is my current favourite - enough so that I've
> registered the openguardian.com and openguardian.eu domains. It does have
> something against it, though: OpenGuardian is a component of a product
> called "HostGuardian", which is described on hostguardian.com:
>    "HostGuardian offers a complete set of monitoring tools that
>     verify not only a machine on the internet is responding,
>     but that it is delivering the correct content, replying to
>     processes, and connected without latency or packet loss."
> This is similar enough to what Hobbit does that using the name for Hobbit
> could be a problem. It isn't trademarked, according to the USPTO trademark
> website, but there's a potential for conflict.
> I have two other names that I've come up with. The first is "G-Lance"
> meaning "viGiLance", "monitoring at a G-Lance", and the 'G' could also
> mean GNU, GPL, Gratis etc. g-lance.com is registered to someone doing
> graphics free-lance work, but I've grabbed .net, .org and .eu.
> I won't tell you the second one yet. The domain is currently registered
> by someone else, but appears to be completely inactive. It expires on
> Friday (Aug. 15th), and if it becomes available I'll take it.
> So stay tuned ...
> Regards,
> Henrik
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