There are a couple of things to focus on, is what we really want to achieve with OSLC and what name awareness we want. So that means, continue to focus on "OSLC" as a term and not worry too much about what each letter means without context.
I'm proposing to fix the problem with "S" standing for "Services" and instead introduce "Specifications". So try this on for size,
Open Specifications for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC)
I'd be interested in any reaction to this change, support or problems. I believe this is a necessary change and the right one. It captures what OSLC is really about. Yes, changing this provides a bit of short term pain but the longer we wait it will be harder to change and we'll have to continue to deal with the confusion it introduces.
Of course there are a number of logistics to consider with such a change:
- Fixing names used on websites, articles, charts, etc (like the title of this Community)
- Considering updating more complicated things like OSLC intro videos
- Considering a better domain name
Do you see this as being an issue worth addressing?
Do you have other suggestions for the letter "S"?
Be interested in hearing both support for this, as well as any concerns.