Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?

Benson Schliesser <> Mon, 12 November 2012 17:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [irs-discuss] What's in a name?
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I don't have a strong opinion about using the name "IRS". On one hand, I 
doubt it matters much; given a little context I don't expect anybody 
will be confused about what it is. On the other hand, a different name 
might help with web searches, avoid misunderstandings, etc.

So, if the ADs aren't bothered by the name IRS then I propose we keep it 
and move forward with technical discussion. Alternatively, if the ADs 
would prefer a different name then I propose something like Routing 
Influence System (RIS) [*], or indeed any of the suggestions made this 
morning. The only thing that's important is to make the choice quickly, 
to keep focus on technical discussion instead.


* ...because Routing Influence Protocol (RIP) seemed like another flavor 
of the same problem...