back to article Moby or not Moby. That is the question: Docker devs debate fate of unloved rebranding

In 2017, DevOps darling Docker decided to start calling the Docker open-source project by a new name, Moby – a decision the containerization upstart knew would be confusing and in fact baffled many developers at the time. The rebranding effort, initiated as a GitHub pull request by company co-founder and then-CTO Solomon Hykes …

  1. Blackjack

    Not everyone can be the Prince of Whales

    And Freedos already uses a whale.

    1. Saruman the White Bronze badge

      Re: Not everyone can be the Prince of Whales

      You could be very sad, in which case you might be the Prince of Wails.

      1. Fungus Bob Silver badge
        Coat

        Re: Not everyone can be the Prince of Whales

        Only in the mourning...

    2. Saruman the White Bronze badge

      Re: Not everyone can be the Prince of Whales

      Or possibly walking across muddy ground in a certain principality, in which case you could be the Prints of Wales.

  2. Unep Eurobats
    Joke

    Whale I never

    Clearly there was too much confusion between the eponymous creature of Melville's novel and the ambient music practitioner.

    1. x 7

      Re: Whale I never

      allegedly related

    2. W.S.Gosset Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: Whale I never

      Reminds me of one of my favourite t-shirts down here in oz. Just 4 simple words of absolute innocuity.

      WHALE

      OIL

      BEEF

      HOOKED

  3. OssianScotland Silver badge
    Coat

    Thar She Blows....

    Moby? Ahab you know only a dick would use that name. Pequod, on the other hand, Ishmaels better.

    Sorry, I'll go quietly... Coat, please. No, I'm not pleased to see you, it IS a harpoon.

  4. x 7

    Moby?

    Whoever chose that name was a bit of a dick

    edit

    damn, beaten to it

  5. Mike 16 Silver badge

    256K of 36-bit words?

    A piece of modern software (beyond "Hello, Wor" run in that little?

    I do wonder if Levis has complained about "Docker"

  6. Jay Lenovo Silver badge
    Trollface

    Moby? Stomped by Obie

    Just the rap I'm hearing on this subject.

    1. fobobob
      Trollface

      Re: Moby? Stomped by Obie

      Rename, just gimmicks

  7. cd

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