Why is it called "Prism"?

Sep 23, 2010 at 5:00 PM
Edited Sep 23, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Can anyone explain the origin of the name "Prism"?
Any links to where that is documented?

My own guess is as follows:
An optical prism can be used to break up light into its component colors.
Similarly, "Prism" can be used to help break up code into modules.


Sep 23, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Hi Alex,

I find your interpretation interesting. As far as I know, this is the code name of the project and there is no official information how it has been assigned.

Fernando Antivero

Sep 23, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Hi Alex,

The Prism names comes (at least that was the first time I saw it) from this post by Glenn Block: "PRISM - something like PResentation Integration SysteM."

Damian Schenkelman

Sep 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Hi Damian and Fernando,

Thanks for the explanation.  Your link to Glenn Block's 2008-01 blog post was the kind of thing I was looking for.

Thanks again,