Forum OpenACS Q&A: OACS or OpenACS?
I am finishing up an article and I am not sure how to call the project. we had agreed on OACS (pronounced Oaks), but the site and everywhere says OpenACS.
I need to submit it today/tomorrow. Please reply ASAP
Good question! We've seen so many different variants since the name poll that we seem to have almost forgotten on which leg we stand.
Going back on an old post, Don proclaimed the following:
It looks as though about 58% like the name "Open Architecture Community System" (with 3 to 2 liking "OpenACS 4.2" rather than "OACS-pronounced-Oaks 4.2").So, I guess both the community and the toolkit are abbreviated "OpenACS" (not "OACS").
The full name of the toolkit and the community would be "Open Architecture Community System" - of course, the version number should soon be bumped to 4.6 (woohoo!).
Saying: "The OpenACS.org Community" - linking back here - would probably be OK ...
If any change was to be made I would propose OCS. The Arsdigita bit is not relevant and the Architecture replacement seemed a bit of a lame placeholder for the A to me. It really is now the Open source Community System - and bloody good it is too.
By the way, I love the new site. It really looks good and the refinements are great. It just keeps on getting better!