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Re: Possible future Gorm name change

From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: Possible future Gorm name change
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 13:03:57 +0100

On 11/16/05, Gregory John Casamento <address@hidden> wrote:
> All,
> I have been considering for some time changing Gorm's name to something else.
> I believe that some people might find the name a little awkward and some,
> particularly on slashdot, commented on it.

So? I don't think those idiots (pardon my French) on Slashdot are that

> In spite of the fact that other Open Source/Free Software apps have odd names,
> GIMP being possibly the most glaring example, some people seem to dislike the
> Gorm name.

I'm not partial to GIMP, sounds like "whimp" but that's the name they
chose and that's it.

> I wanted to take the opportunity now, rather than later, to ask if anyone has
> any suggestions they would like to make regarding the name of the application.
> My personal favorite, if the name were to be changed, is InterfaceCreator 
> since
> this goes very well with ProjectCenter.   On Cocoa you have PB and IB and on
> GNUstep you have PC and IC. :)

GNUstep ain't Cocoa/OSX. I don't see a point in mimicking too many of
Apple's ideas.
What will be next? Use gSomething (gChat) analogous to iSomething (iChat) ???

> Anyway... please let me know if you have any substantive (meaning not silly,
> stupid or patently unimaginative) ideas regarding a new name.
> P.S. I personally like the Gorm name

Keep "Gorm" and if *others* do not like the name *you* prefer, screw them.


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