I think you certainly have a point that Gaim's name is somewhat
misleading--but people have donated thousands of dollars and our lawyers
have been working hard for about a year now protecting the name.
I think it'll be around for a while.
On Sat, 2002-09-14 at 14:03, Christian Hammond wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 14, 2002 at 11:01:48AM -0400, Thomas C. Meggs wrote:
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> > Hi,
> > It occured to me that Gaim has outgrown its name. I propose two things:
> > #1 Change GAIM's name to GUIM. GUIM standing for Grand Unified Instant
> > Messenger.
> > #2 More readily package the various IM plugins along with GAIM, er GUIM. :)
> > I think both of these moves will more widely spread Gaim's adoption.
> > Regards,
> > Tom
> This is an old subject.
> 1) Gaim does NOT stand for anything anymore, except Gaim's An Instant
> Messenger, or Gaim's An Immediate Messenger, but that's unofficial.
> 2) It's not GAIM. It's gaim or Gaim.
> 3) People know the Gaim name. Changing it wouldn't be a great idea.
> 4) Guim sounds so ugly. I'd be forced to fork GUIM and name it Gaim.
> 5) I don't think we need a name change to get more users. We have a
> LOT of people who use this software, and we're about to have a lot
> more, since we now have a Windows alpha out.
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