[Grok-dev] Re: on the name "Grok"

Tim Terlegård tim.terlegard at valentinewebsystems.se
Tue Apr 29 04:17:37 EDT 2008

On Apr 28, 2008, at 5:57 PM, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:

> Grok is a web framework. It happens to be based on Zope 3 and some  
> of its own technology called Martian. This technology is reusable.
> Much of Grok is split up in various grokcore.* packages (this is  
> science fiction so far) which are also reusable. The grokcore.*  
> packages make up a subset of Grok.
> If you're reusing Grok's technology or a subset of its packages (and  
> we encourage you to do so!), you should not call this thing Grok.  
> Call it something else, give it an actually purposeful name (e.g.  
> plone.easyapi or whatever).

I'm with Philipp on this one. Grok is not just an API or just grokkers,
it's the whole shebang with out-of-the-box experience, mascot,  
over configuration etc. To the outside world Grok should be this one  


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