Re: Time to form comp.os.linux.alpha?

David A Rusling (rusling@linux.reo.dec.com)
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 18:32:05 +0000

>
> The suggestion about "AXP" is good, I share the fear that folks
> would think "alpha" meant early-developmental. OTOH a lot of
> people (especially newcomers) might not recognize AXP right off.
> Possibly "DEC-Alpha" would be more clear?
>

Stick with AXP, more companies than Digital build Alpha AXP chips.

> I've seen this before, people agree to form a group and then spend
> weeks arguing about what to call it. I have seen votes where several
> names are suggested and the one that gets the most support wins.
>

I always find naming routines harder than writing them. The benefit of
this would be easier searching of topics for newbies as well as coherent
threads of interest. However, (a) someone has to look after it and (b)
they can get very untidy...

Dave

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