[AdamKinney] Pub derives from publish. Publishing data/content. We are pushing content out to those who grab it. Zinc is an element with the Atomic Number of 30, pulling from Atom. Zinc sounds cool, sure check out this link The American Zinc Association. There's a quote on there that says:
Zinc is common cents. The U.S. penny is 98% zinc with a copper coating.
And that made me think of our current Feeds we have now. All of the content wrapped up just waiting for the last 2% of skin to applied and shown in the format of choice (aggregator, website, etc...)
Google comes up with nothing. No matches found on SourceForge.Net. USPTO did not come up with anything.
pubzinc.com/net/org are all available.
[jayseae] All good, though I can't help thinking that it doesn't really fit the "usable, short" guideline. Not necessarily a bad thing, mind you - but I personally am liking the short, single syllable names - they seem much more likely to get picked up and used. In that vein, how about just Zinc?
[AsbjornUlsberg] Zinc is better than PubZinc, as the word "pub" or "publish" is worn out and boring. Zinc is however a word which doesn't give me the right "feeling", but I might get used to it with time.
[DirkHaun] While I like Zinc as a name, my first thought was "isn't zinc poisonous?" According to http://vmzinc-us.com/envzinc.htm it isn't, but it may be something the public could think (aka Urban Legend) and cause negative feelings.
On a side, note: The page above is from a company that has registered "VM Zinc" as a trademark. Possible trademark issues here?
[AdamKinney] I actually like the name Zing, which is similiar to Zinc but it seems to exist on the internet already in a few different incarnations. Or I know, maybe PubZing! Ok maybe not, that was just a joke.
[AsbjornUlsberg] DirkHaun: Zinc is not poisonous; we have it in our body. AdamKinney: Zing is a much better name. It's a spin on Sing, which is a happy word. The Z also gives Jazz-associations, which already has been proposed as a name for this project. Maybe you should add Zing up in the ProjectNameProposals?