[geeklog-devel] Perception is everything...

Blaine Lang devel at portalparts.com
Tue Apr 8 21:31:13 EDT 2008


I'm pleased to see this topic come up again. As you know I've raised it 
a few times before as Nextide we are constantly faced with the Name 
issue. It's one reason we finally released Nexpro albeit it includes a 
number of complex plugins but it now means we don't have to use the 
words Geeklog most of the time.

IMHO, "Content Management System" does not really describe what Geeklog 
is either but to a non-technical person it's probably easier to get some 
idea of that GL is as apposed to calling it a Application Framework that 
includes a number of applications like a content management system.


Tony Bibbs wrote:
> Ok, so I've got a couple of points related to the "Is Geeklog Dead" 
> question.
> First of all, I'd be happy to do weekly or bi-monthly posts on gl.net 
> about successful GL installations.  The idea is simple, have a 
> standard form asking users about their decision to use Geeklog, what 
> features are most important to them, areas of improvement and 
> whatnot.  I've got at least a half dozen sites at the State of Iowa I 
> could recommend and I know we can dig up a lot more including some of 
> our most noteable like Groklaw, etc.
> Also, more controversial, I've struggled with the Geeklog brand.  I 
> don't doubt that we've garnered some respect in the open source CMS 
> areana but I have a hard time selling non-techies on "Geeklog".  In 
> fact it is to the point I just call it a "Content Management System" 
> to avoid the silly looks I get.  My question is am I the only one that 
> feels this way?  If not, I'd like to suggest renaming the project and 
> allowing community participation on picking the name.  I'm fine with 
> leaving it as Geeklog but figured it'd be worth discussion.  I'll go 
> crawl under a rock now...
> --Tony
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