Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2007 16:07 UTC, submitted by kenden
X11, Window Managers The merger between compiz and Beryl now has a name: Compiz Fusion. "Our previous attempts to select a project name have not gone well. We tried a poll but the names in the poll were not pre-qualified to determine if they were usable and the 'winning' name was also a strongly disliked name. Kristian and I each proposed a plan to select a name, but that effort got sidetracked by a massive flame war on the mailing list. While our community has some democratic features, ultimately it is a meritocracy and the people who contribute the most value have the most say. So in the end a decision was made by the majority of the people who have contributed the most."
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by Colonel Panic on Thu 21st Jun 2007 19:21 UTC
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If they get rid of "compiz" I think it would be better for the project. We in the open-source community have a lot of, well weird and interesting names and we get used to them when we see them in print.
BUT, please say "compiz" a couple times out loud to another human being and it sounds rather silly.

Just my 2 cents-I rather liked "Beryl"

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