The PMC is seeking the community’s participation in renaming ODK “2”. As previously discussed on the forum and at the convening, there are concerns that using the number “2” in the name creates confusion causing users to think the Tool Suites are sequential (build upon each other) when in fact the Tool Suites are parallel and are supposed to complement each other (focus on different usage models).
A rename process was [proposed] (Proposed Process to Rename ODK 2) on the forum and after many thumbs up, the PMC is moving forward with a slightly modified process:
- Start a brainstorming forum topic for ODK 2 name suggestions and an online survey for suggestions for community members who do not feel as comfortable suggesting names on a public thread.
- The PMC will take the list of suggested names and consult with a subset of ODK 2 developers to produce a narrowed list of suggestions for discussion.
- The PMC, ODK 1 TSC, and core ODK 2 developers will try to reach consensus on a single name through a time-bounded public discussion using the narrowed list of suggested names as a starting point.
- If consensus cannot be reached, the PMC will then seek a method to resolve the remaining issues. This could include holding a vote on the forum based on badge level or some other metric. The method used to finally resolve any issue is left to the PMC to determine the details based on the issues that have yet to be resolved. The PMC is hopeful that we will not need more than step 3.
Please suggest a single word to replace the number "2" in the name of the ODK "2" Tool Suite by either posting your suggestion below OR submit your idea anonymously via this online survey.