In this newsletter
- Our new name, web site, blog and wiki
- Amahi logo contest
Our apologies for this belated newsletter! We’ve been working hard to make our home server easier than ever to install and implementing various new and exciting features. There’s also a new name for what we’re doing as well as an exciting logo contest.
In addition to all the new cool features we’ve been adding to the home server, we took some time to think of a new name for the project. We believe we’ve got an excellent name:Amahi
Along with the name and domain, we worked on a putting together new home page, which we’re still working on, a brand new wiki and new dashboard and new apps (and bug fixes, yes ).
I know what you’re thinking – Amahi, what does it mean? It’s a question we get very often
Amahi is the word for home server used in Klingon on Star Trek. Interesting uh? You would have thought some Star Trek fan would have taken all the web sites with Klingon words already! Just kidding …
There is no English meaning for Amahi that we have found. There’s a theory it means “sweet” in ancient Japanese. Here is what our friend Aiko had to say on her research:
Amahi does not mean much in the real world now.
However, I did check out Kojiki definition … Just like flowers on trees (konohana), the lives will be limited in the most beautiful choices. That is what konohananoamahinomi means.
There is a theory that amahi could mean sweet.
Amahi has a fresh Hawaiian vacation feel to it and is refreshing to simply say it as we’re working hard on our Amahi.
Let us know what you think of the name. Send us feedback by posting comments, sending us email or just calling us to say hi and chat!
We have to thank a number of friends for helping with all this!
First Zuning for helping in finding the domain name and for
Others, like Guy, Aash, Tim, Roland and others deserve lots of
praise for helping putting all this together! Thanks guys!!
Now that we have decided on Amahi as the name of this project, we need a new logo. You may have already noticed that we have a logo that has replaced the now retired HomeHDA logo. We’ve decided to run a logo contest!
Simply add comment to this post or contact us with logo images or sites or ideas that you would consider fitting or suitable for the project. The winner will get a free t-shirt with the logo on it! (Please provide all submissions by July 25th.)
In our effort to convey to all of you, our users, what we’ve been up to and the exciting new features we’re implementing for you, we’ve decided to create shorter, more to-the-point, newsletters and distribute them weekly. This week we simply wanted to give you an update on our name and start the logo contest.
Our topic for next week is Applications – specifically new applications for the Amahi Home Server including Backups, Photo Sorter, Outlook Synchronization and others. Stay tuned.
For the latest and greatest, check out our blog and our wiki, with the latest technical details. For those with day-to-day crave of Amahi server news, the mailing lists (the amahi-devel in particular) are the best bet.
Feel free to contact us with ideas, suggestions, feedback or simply to say hi!