Socialwg/push-name

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What are we going to call pubsubhubbub going forward?

(What to name this wikipage is irrelevant and not up for discussion.)

Candidates

WebFollow

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  • aaronpk
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Against

  • tonyg -- it connotes too much (following = twitter? facebook?)
  • wilkie -- it doesn't actually implement "following"
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WebSub

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Against

  • aaronpk - might as well call it WebSubscribe and people will just shorten it to WebSub anyway
  • tonyg (aaronpk makes a convincing argument)

WebSubscribe

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  • aaronpk
  • tonyg (if it has to be one of these three)
  • wilkie (if it has to be one of these three)
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... please add others ..

Rejected 2016-11-17

Rejected at the Socialwg/2016-11-17 f2f meeting

PubSubHubbub

Pros

  • Existing name, so easily recognizable
  • Distinctive name
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Cons

  • Difficult to type and pronounce, especially for non-native English speakers
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Against

  • rhiaro
  • tantek
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PubSub

Pros

  • Recognizable reference to PubSubHubbub
  • As "W3 PubSub" or "W3C PubSub" both (a) gives good google results and (b) does what it says on the tin
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Cons

  • Already a generic term [1]
  • "pub sub is kinda redundant. if you're subbing someone is obviously pubbing" - TheGillies
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For

  • tonyg
  • eprodrom
  • julien
  • tantek

Against

  • aaronpk
  • rhiaro
  • wilkie
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PubHub

Pros

  • Hub is emphasized
  • Still reminiscent of PubSubHubbub

Cons

  • Where did Sub go?
  • Still has the non-native English pronunciation problem with -bH-

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HubSub

Pros

  • Hub is emphasized
  • Still reminiscent of PubSubHubbub

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For

  • rhiaro
  • cwebber2

Against

  • aaronpk - it became clear after hearing people say it that it was difficult to hear
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WebPub

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Cons

  • Emphasises the "Pub" side, while it's the "Sub" side that's the more important part of the system
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HubCast

Pros

  • Emphasizes the idea of the "hub" which is the intermediary between publishers and subscribers
  • Is unique in context of a technology name
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Cons

  • Shares little in common with the original name, PubSubHubbub
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For

  • aaronpk
  • rhiaro
  • cwebber
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PushCast

Pros

  • New name but still recognizable relation to PubSubHubbub
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Cons

  • People sometimes associate Push with going all the way to the user.
  • sounds too close to old product PointCast
  • nothing to do with broadcasting
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For

  • aaronpk
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Against

  • tantek
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FeedCast

Pros

  • Descriptive as to what it's for
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Cons

  • While the spec originated with sending updates about feeds, it is not limited to feeds, and could work just as well for receiving updated about single documents. This name potentially would continue to limit the idea to working with feeds.
  • No relation to previous name PubSubHubbub
  • nothing to do with broadcasting
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For

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  • tonyg
  • rhiaro
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Hubbub

Pros

  • Fun
  • Retains reference to original name
  • Semantically appropriate

Cons

  • Silly?

For

  • rhiaro
  • wilkie

Against

WebHub

It applies to the *web*, and it's primary feature is that it adds a *hub*

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  • tantek
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Abstain