A name for this on-board nav/monitoring system

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by Tim B, Feb 2, 2008.

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What should we call this software

Poll closed Feb 7, 2008.
  1. OpenYacht

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. OpenPilot

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. BoatPilot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Something Else (please post ideas)

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. Tim B
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    Tim B Senior Member

    Myself and Masalai have been thinking about this and we've come up with a few names. Since this is an open-source project I thought we should have a vote on it.

    If you have any other ideas for names, please post them.

    Cheers,

    Tim B.
     
  2. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    How about 'Roll the Dice" or 'Guess !' or 'Open Sesame' or 'One Way' :rolleyes:

    What does the nav/monitoring system do ? Is it for some kind of a training program ?

    If I guess right, do I win something :D
     
  3. Tim B
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    Tim B Senior Member

    See "Retread the old coder's head?" for details, but broadly it is a piece of platform independent software (Windows/Mac/Linux) to provide the functionality of a chart plotter for free, with the ability to monitor (and control) engines, tanks, valves, electronics etc.

    Cheers,

    Tim B.
     
  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Swallows have to find their way over great distances, doesn't get lost and has to be self-sustained for the duration of their voyage. Maybe 'wind swallow' could be some kind of a name... unless you want to call it nimo :rolleyes: :D
     
  5. SeaSpark
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    SeaSpark -

    Openseas
    Open@sea

    Open is good so i think it deserves a place in the name.

    Best of luck with your project,
     
  6. yipster
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    yipster designer

    [​IMG]
    http://www.horizon-mobile.com/default.asp?id=310 one of the other free programs
    even seem to have the exiting all new 3D charts ( but misses alot of other functions )
    there is / use to be a broad choice in free navigation software and charts
    last time i checked trend was into multi monitor multi million bridges tho
    but a gps + old laptop can do wonders. tsunami, previously named navisailor
    i found one of the best but thats over a decade ago now, still works tho
    http://www.navforall.nl/site2/www.navforall.nl/dut/films.php shows a free land nav sys
    i guess the rest of the world have similar "idealists", good luck!
     
  7. eponodyne
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    I kind of like Nemo.
     
  8. Kay9
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    Kay9 1600T Master

    I liked openpilot, but then Im very very unimaginative.

    K9
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Another thought to identify its origin "Open BDnetPilot"
     
  10. DanishBagger
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    DanishBagger Never Again

    Open Seas is good. So is Open Ocean.

    How about Open Course?
     
  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Yes Danish "OpenOceans" has better english impact & no spaces lends its self to most software platforms.
     
  12. DanishBagger
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    DanishBagger Never Again

    Didn't think about the no-spaces, but good call.
    how about that OpenCourse (as in "OpenSource")? – I guess that one won't be marketable, though …
     
  13. Kay9
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    Kay9 1600T Master

    Its GPL so no need to worry about marketing.
     
  14. Tim B
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    Tim B Senior Member

    No, but we still want it to sound good!

    Tim B.
     

  15. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Ads on the download site will only come if it is popular - look at google!
     
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