Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Feb 2009 12:42 UTC
Window Managers "Scrotwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for X11. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to learn a language to do any configuration. It was written by hackers for hackers and it strives to be small, compact and fast."
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RE[2]: lol
by sbergman27 on Wed 4th Feb 2009 15:09 UTC in reply to "RE: lol"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

A perfect example of the naive "If we build it they will come" mentality of some FOSS projects which think they can ignore marketing matters completely, without consequences.

I've been noting names like this for several years now, just for personal amusement. And in my opinion, the grand prize still goes to "PodFuk":

http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~machek/podfuk/podfuk.html

The project was mentioned on LKML some years ago, and it was politely put to the author, whose first language was not English, that the name conjures up images of fornication with vegetables. There was some discussion on the matter, the general consensus ending up that it didn't really matter. Try that sometime at your favorite Fortune 500 company... ;-)

Edited 2009-02-04 15:12 UTC

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RE[3]: lol
by kamil_chatrnuch on Wed 4th Feb 2009 15:34 in reply to "RE[2]: lol"
kamil_chatrnuch Member since:
2005-07-07

well, seeing that the author is czech, "podfuk" stands for "scam" in czech .)

Edited 2009-02-04 15:35 UTC

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