Usually no one notices, and the codename isn't even in the tweets or announcement email, just a sentence that clearly links to the jazz musician's Wikipedia page. (It's not like Ubuntu codenames that are widely used.) We also put a fun plug for djangoproject.org to the end of the "future" section, which hopefully will also introduce some new people to their project. I haven't seen anyone tweeting the codename except to complain, so I don't think this is going to confuse anybody think we're rewriting in Python. (However much they may want that.)
That said, apologies for the unintended controversy. In hindsight, we probably should have used "Reinhardt" to have the same effect of honoring one of our favorite musicians without anyone getting confused with a fellow Open Source project.
Now to work on 3.2 Sinatra! (Kidding, Ruby folks.)
I know this really isn't a big deal, and I really don't want to be a dick about it, but in this age of Google I would really appreciate it if you'd change the name. I think if we codenamed Django 1.3 "Wordpress" you'd feel similarly, right? I really don't want this to turn into A Thing, so how about you just see this as a small favor for a fellow open source hacker and I owe you beer/whiskey/whatever?
Please feel free to get in touch personally if you want to talk further - I'm email@example.com.
(I'm Jacob Kaplan-Moss, one of the lead Django devs.)
More noise in web searches?
But don't forget, after Firebird, it was going to be called "Mozilla Firebird".
Oh, fun times!
Can I just say that I, for one, would find that awesome? :)
How many people know/remember the Windows release codenames or any other product for that matter?
It's not like its "WordPress Reinhardt" or even a product name.
Reinhardt is also a common name.
Wordpress names its releases after the last names of famous Jazz musicians. They apparently have done this for the past 7 releases. Nobody knew, nobody cared. We all just called it "Wordpress".
The only people who will call this release "Reinhardt" are the uber-techies who actually care about version names. Everyone else will just call it WordPress like they always have.
You guys are named "Django". Nobody is going to confuse you with WordPress. The uber-techies know better, and nobody else cares.
This is one of the major secondary benefits of OSS in action.
"Django" is actually trademarked by The World Company Incorporation: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4007:a1...
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: DOWNLOADABLE OPEN SOURCE COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH INTERNET PUBLISHING AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT. FIRST USE: 20050719. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050719
I know this really isn't a big deal, and I really don't want to be a dick about it, but I've been known as Reinhardt in HN for 169 days now and I would really appreciate it if you'd change the name. I think if I changed my nick to "photomattt" you'd feel similarly, right? I really don't want this to turn into A Thing, so how about you just see this as a small favor for a fellow HNer and I owe you beer/whiskey/whatever?
Please feel free to get in touch personally if you want to talk further - I'm firstname.lastname@example.org.
(I'm Reinhardt, one of the lead HN lurkers.)