Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] 1.2 Roadmap - Name Change?
- From: Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam whitemice org>
- To: GnomeMeeting mailing list <gnomemeeting-list gnome org>
- Cc: gnomemeeting-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] 1.2 Roadmap - Name Change?
- Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 09:45:03 -0400
> We are currently working hard on the 1.2 release. Major new features
> will include :
> - No more ILS support
> - ILS support replaced by a pure LDAP server with H.350 schemas, you
> will register to it through a gatekeeper and later through a SIP
Sounds wonderful, ILS is both old and a real PITA.
> - New address book supporting LDAP servers, and integrated with the
> Evolution address book
> Now, I'm more and more worried about GnomeMeeting's name because :
> - people associate GnomeMeeting to Netmeeting, and Netmeeting is dead.
> Moreover, GnomeMeeting is more than just Netmeeting and will also
> support SIP in the future. So people think GnomeMeeting is a dead
> application just because the new "hype" is Skype or MSN Messenger even
> if GnomeMeeting has the same features...
There seem to be alot of voice apps - gnophone, linphone, etc... Of
these GNOMEMeeting is the only one that doesn't suck. You should take
some solace from that.
> - people don't see GnomeMeeting as a Voice Over IP application, or as an
> IP telephony application. I don't know why...
In part, I think, because server-side VOIP applications like Asterisk
have historically not referred to GNOMEMeeting. Perhaps there should be
a more aggressive campaign to make sure project cross-link occurs.
> - people think they absolutely need GNOME to run GnomeMeeting, when it
> is not true anymore. If we have a WIN32 version, perhaps the "GNOME"
> part should be removed from the name.
> What do you think? Do you have propositions for a new name?
"Hob", short and no immediate connotations arrive. Hob was/is the
'messanger of ra', referred to as Thoth by the Greeks; he is the
mythological forerunner of Hermes (references to Hob predate those to
Hermes, and Hermes is believed to be a Greek adaptation of the Hob
mythology). Since vowels were not recorded in ancient Egyptian texts it
could also be Hab, Hib, or Heb, at anyones discretion.
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