No, we won't be changing the "S" in our name

What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet

Romeo and Juliet

A few weeks ago we posted about possibly changing the name of our community from "Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration" to "Open Specifications for Lifecycle Collaboration" in an attempt to better line up our name with the documents that our various workgroups create.

Feedback on adjusting our name has been mixed. The small sample who responded to a poll in the forums was mostly positive; however, feedback via our mailing lists and in private communications was mostly negative.

Given the mixed feedback, we won't be changing our name.

Copied here in full is Steve Speicher's email to our Community mailing list about abandoning this change:

Upon further review, we will not pursue changing the S.

I have received a wide variety of responses, some shared via mailing list and some directly to me. There were a few people who thought it was a good idea and be best to change it sooner than later. Then the majority was of those who thought that even though there may be better alternatives, it wasn't worth the change.

Appreciate all the feedback and I can't predict the future, but I believe this topic may not come up for some time.

Steve Speicher

By the way, if you're wondering why OSLC used "Services" to begin with, Steve's post in the forum has some background on that.