To start: A quick announcement before the big one.
JavaRebel has broken its own revenue records 3 times in the last 6 months – We’d like to thank everyone who has picked up a license for themselves, their team, and their entire company. We’re glad to see so many people interested in the quick productivity improvement that JR provides, and though we have a long way to go, it’s rewarding to see that we’ve contributed something valuable for a lot of people!
Unfortunately, we have a
little potential hurdle coming our way….. in the form of corporate lawyers ;-)
Short story made shorter: We have been asked to remove the word “Java” from “JavaRebel”. You’ve probably heard this story before, so we won’t get into it.
Anyone who knows what it’s like to come up with a name for an internal, open source, or commercial project, let alone a name for a child (personal favourites: Jermajesty, Kyd, and Blue Angel) knows how hard it can be. RE-naming something close to you comes with extra challenges of its own.
So, for a giant community experiment, we’d like to open up the renaming of JavaRebel to you.
Here are our top considerations:
- There are at least a few people out there who are already familiar with the name “JavaRebel”. We’d like to make the transition as easy as possible on them.
- Almost ALL the traffic to our site comes from people who have linked to us using the name “JavaRebel”, or from direct searches for “JavaRebel” or “Java Rebel”.
Some of our thoughts revolve around keeping the word “Rebel”, and others are more open. What do you suggest? Any ideas? Please submit your ideas here. If we go with your name, we’ll give you a lifetime license of JavaRebel.. err.. whatever we call it :-)
Here are a couple ideas to get things started:
- KavaRebel (Kava means coffee in czech – coffee, java, get it?)
- LavaRebel (goes with the whole HotSwap, HotDeploy type naming convention.. but hotter :-)
Thanks! I assume this is going to be a rather painful process, but we’ll make it through with your help! (wow.. that sounds SO lame. If I was in highschool, I’d get beat up for that :-)
PS – Thanks to Sir_Edw for the Santa / Secret Service pic