Re: Changing the name of GUADEC

On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 22:13 +0200, David Neary wrote:
> I would like to propose changing the name of GUADEC. There are many 
> reasons to do this, here are 5:
> 1. There is no link to GNOME in the name, or to being a conference

GUADEC = GNOME Users and Developers European Conference

It seems to me that there is both GNOME and Conference mentioned.

> 2. No-one knows what it means, which means the first question people ask 
> isn't "when is it?" or "where is it?" or "who's going?" it's "what does 
> it mean?"

That's pretty much true with respect to every acronym.

> 3. It sucks.

THere a terms that suck even more, e.g. GConf

> 4. Do we really want to limit it to Europe?

That's probably the only thing worth discussing.

> 5. We have a great new name.

Not GConf for sure.

> Davyd Madeley came up with GConf. This can be subtitles "The GNOME Users 
> and Developers Conference" for the nostalgic, or just "the GNOME 
> Conference". It's obvious that it's a conference, and GNOME's right 
> there. The link is pretty obvious.

Let's see:

1) Gnome and Conference is as well hidden as in GUADEC.

2) All developers will think they know what it means but nobody will
thik of a conference but configurations come to mind.

3) It sucks to use an acronym that already has a different meaning.

4) We had a much better name "GUADEC".


> Some people might say that there are more important issues to deal with 
> for GUADEC, like the content, the target audience, the direction, the 
> site, all that. They're right. But this is one small thing we can make 
> better, and finally correct an increasingly inaccurate pointless acronym.
> Let's do it.
> Cheers,
> Dave.
Andreas J. Guelzow
Taliesin Software, Shelties, Pyr Sheps
and Shetland Sheep

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