My own few cents, too:

Groovy Star, Groovy Champion, Groovy MVP all have their pros and cons. I would suggest something along the lines of Groovy Exceptional Community Member (Groovy ECM) or Groovy Distinguished Community Member (Groovy DCM). New acronym, professional enough, focusing on the overall community and not only the language per se.


On 19/2/2018 10:26 μμ, MG wrote:
I have never heard "MVP" =  "Minimum Viable Product", so I doubt this would pose a problem. Also do you suggest that people would actually read "Groovy has announced its Minimum Viable Products of 2018" ? STAR has 129 meanings as an acronym, btw, according to

On 19.02.2018 20:39, Guillaume Laforge wrote:
For me, MVP sounds too much like Minimum Viable Product :

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 8:32 PM, MG < <>> wrote:

    Following the sports analogy, what about

    "Groovy MVPs"


    Any game can have Most Valuable Players (even if only one is
    typically crowned in the US), and I think "Groovy announced its
    2018 MVPs" has a nice ring to it.


    On 19.02.2018 12:03, Søren Berg Glasius wrote:
    I disagree with MG.

    A star is an object that shines, and in this case shines light
    on the Groovy language and ecosystem. Hence I think the name is
    both professional, and since it can be directly linked to the
    star in the Groovy logo I think it makes perfect sense. In
    sports you also have star players and in music (and Java) you
    have rock stars. That you can find examples that relates to
    games on Nintendo does not make a valid point IMO. The "All
    Stars" just makes it so much better - as that's what Paul,
    Jochen and others are .

    My few cents worth.


    On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at 17:02 MG <
    <>> wrote:

        On 18.02.2018 13:38, Eric Kinsella wrote:
        +1up on Groovy Stars.

        "Get a life" ;-)

        But seriously, all the people one-upping "Groovy Stars" -
        consider whether that name really sends the right
        professional message with regards to Groovy ? I am convinced
        it does not.
        Managers who might decide whether Groovy can be used in a
        project are typically conservative and sensitive to those
        things, and they do not normally follow nerd humor... (next
        suggestion I see coming along the Stars-crossed-line, is to
        call Paul and Jochen "Groovy All Stars")

        As another example, it looks like "Pokemon Stars" on the
        Nintendo Switch might become a reality:

        On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:13 AM, Daniel Sun
        < <>>

            Hi Paul,

                 “Groovy Champions” make people associate it with
            "Java Champions"
            easily. As for "Groovy Stars", it is interesting but
            let me associate "Song
            Stars" and "Kungfu Stars" easily... I wish other people
            would not associate
            as I do...

                  Similarly, many years ago some one suggested to
            name current "Grape"
            as "Groovy Baby", the latter is interesting but not

                  To sum up, +1 to “Groovy Champions”.


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