A name for something

Ben Evans ben at bpfh.net
Tue May 23 17:29:51 BST 2006

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 05:18:38PM +0100, Peter Hickman wrote:
> ben fitzgerald wrote:
> > this isn't going to help massively, but imho, don't use sox as I only
> > thought of one thing when I read it:
> >
> > http://sox.sourceforge.net/
> >
> > yes, acronyms are sometimes shared, but it's not the best option when
> > you are starting with a blank sheet.
> I knew about this but it is unlikely to have any mind share with the 
> PHBs so I could use it with little fear. I'm sure that if I could name 
> this damn thing correctly then selling it (as in persuasion) would be 
> much easier.

The PHBs may well have heard SOX in the context of financial and reporting
regulations (it's the preferred shorthand for Sarbanes-Oxley), though.


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