Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What's in a Name

In case you haven't heard, Mozilla spawned a new project -- a 3d gaming engine for browsers. The name? Gladius. It's part of a general platform called Paladin. Yes, you heard that right. Paladin. I've even contacted the main developer, Alan Kligman. I haven't heard back from him about the name conflict, but I'm less than pleased. Especially in light of this thread on their Google Groups list. Gee, thanks, guys. I *really* don't want to have to rename my 3-year-old IDE because some people over at Mozilla chose the same name. Stay tuned.

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  1. You know, I don't think you even need to worry about it. I bet in six months no one will remember Mozilla Paladin.

    Either way, if you just refer to your software as "the Paladin IDE" I don't imagine there will be much confusion.

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  2. Yeh Paladin will always be Haiku IDE and nothing else to me.

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  3. well... I am afraid, they will not answer at all. too bad.

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  4. This sucks :/

    What happened? Any response from them?

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    1. Nothing, either way. I never heard back, but the project doesn't seem to have gone very far, either, so NBD.

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