Re: GNOME -> Gnome

Hi Guys

At least now I know what GNOME is an acronym for :) - thanks Hylke. I am working on our mobile fund raising plan and many a times the question came up:
Who are we?
Why are we in this business?
What's our grand vision?
At least I could not find a consistent answer (I think I understand the essence) - maybe its ignorance on my part - but anyway.

Now why do I bring all this up in this thread?
The talk is about name or rename (if our mission is consistent with) GNU Network Object Model Environment - then stick with Gnome or GNOME (I dont have a preference) BUT if our mission / vision / goals are a little different now - maybe we want to think of renaming.

But before we go that route would it be worth everyone spelling their view/vision in a couple of sentences.
What we should DO and what we should NOT?

I agree with Dave too - we dont have a huge brand equity maybe starting fresh may not be such a bad idea (assuming we have a strong reason tod o so)

This should give us a clear direction if we need a name change or not.

My 2 cents


On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 4:35 AM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:

Hylke Bons wrote:
> I am very much against this.
> "Gnome" reminds of the the imaginary tiny creatures.

I agree with Hylke.

GNOME is better than Gnome.

Something completely different might be better again... we don't have a
huge amount of brand equity worldwide for GNOME, perhaps it's time to
consider a rename? Although I can live with GNOME...


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org

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