[Bro-Dev] Renaming the Bro Project: seeking proposed names from the community

Dopheide, Jeannette M jdopheid at illinois.edu
Mon Oct 2 07:13:33 PDT 2017

This year at BroCon we announced that the Bro Project will be changing its name. While “Bro” was originally meant as an Orwellian reminder of the risk that any monitoring fundamentally entails, it has more recently gained a very different, and quite offensive, reputation (“Bro culture”). To avoid facing instant negative impressions with new users that aren’t aware of the history, the Leadership Team has decided to seek a name change. 

We are accepting proposed names from the community for two months (due Monday December 4th). The Leadership Team will review the list of possible names and narrow it down to 5 finalists. We will announce the finalists and take a second round of feedback from the community before making the final selection. We hope to announce the new name within the next major release.

To submit a proposed name, fill out the form here: 


Jeannette Dopheide
Sr. Education, Outreach, and Training Coordinator
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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