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Re: [] GNU MediaGoblin officially announced

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: [] GNU MediaGoblin officially announced
Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 10:10:57 -0500
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What Matt said, but also: some other people have also made similar
complaints, and I'm honestly not too worried about it.  Sure, it's
monstery, seems "evil", but really it's just the software.  People can
run other instances and completely rebrand it and that's okay also.

But I've heard a lot more praise for the name than I've heard
complaints.  I don't think goblins have to be evil.  It's kind of fun
and creative.  I'm not downplaying the role of branding here, I think
branding is important.  But our goblin is mostly a cute guy, we're
aiming for a highly creative audience, and if you don't like it, you can
run one of the mediagoblin instances that has unicorns and rainbows and
that'd in fact be *great*.

Also, Deviantart's name has "deviant" in it and their mascot has horns,
and they seem to be doing just fine.

Matt Lee <address@hidden> writes:

> On 05/04/2011 10:16 AM, Luis Villa wrote:
>> While I hate to second-guess these sorts of things, I'd strongly
>> suggest using a name that is... um... a bit friendlier. Something that
>> suggests sharing rather than greedily hording or eating. Something
>> which doesn't contain the words "evil" and "mischievous" in the first
>> sentence of the relevant Wikipedia entry.
>> Otherwise this looks great, but lots of people are going to be turned
>> off before the get to the substance.
> This is just the name of the project. Flickr and SmugMug are also dumb
> names. The difference here is that people will be able to set up their
> own installations and call it whatever they like.
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