[geeklog-devel] Perception is everything...
tony at tonybibbs.com
Tue Apr 8 22:03:13 EDT 2008
Good, it's not just me. I think we undervalue the importance of a name. I know it sounds like a bunch non-technical BS but if you go on name alone who would you pick:
That's my only point. Feature for feature we not far behind...FWIW I did have my first experience installing wordpress and while the installation and features were nice, the code would having us all appreciating the 1.x codebase a lot more. Dirk when you get a minute I'd be interested to hear your take.
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From: Blaine Lang <devel at portalparts.com>
To: Geeklog Development <geeklog-devel at lists.geeklog.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:31:13 PM
Subject: Re: [geeklog-devel] Perception is everything...
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"
> 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...
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