New Ansible project names

For a new Ansible project, what is the process to determine the name? Is there a process for formally accepting the project?


Good question @thom, thanks! Officially, there is no process that I know of - it’s a broad ecosystem, and goodness knows we’ve seen all kinds of names :smiley:. Honestly, asking first is a better start than many projects get :wink:

However, we can offer a few things to think about at least:

  • Don’t use “Ansible”! As was discussed just yesterday it already means a lot of things, don’t make that worse if you can help it.
  • Take a look at the ecosystem page to see some of the other projects - good for inspiration and to see what’s taken
  • There are some logo & brand guidelines that might be worth checking out, though it won’t affect naming per se.
  • And, of course, be nice, don’t pick something offensive - should be obvious but I have to say it :stuck_out_tongue:

Otherwise, the better question might be - what are you building? :eyes:


ansible-skynet is reserved


I like the names that sound like Ansible - antsibull, antsi(-chaut). Shows the affiliation with Ansible without the obvious naming-clash.

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