[geeklog-devel] Regarding the name change of Geeklog.
tony at tonybibbs.com
Tue Jul 1 10:21:02 EDT 2008
Just an FYI I'm talking to Daniel off-list but will get any updates to you guys.
----- Original Message ----
From: Daniel Burrows <dburrows at debian.org>
To: geeklog-devel at lists.geeklog.net
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 10:26:45 PM
Subject: [geeklog-devel] Regarding the name change of Geeklog.
I am the author and maintainer of the aptitude frontend to the apt
package management system. apt is a common backend used to install
software on Debian GNU/Linux systems and systems derived from Debian
(such as Ubuntu and Xandros). aptitude is a frontend to apt that
provides terminal and command-line interfaces to apt, with a GTK+
graphical interface in development. The Web page of aptitude is
While as a free software author I have no way of quantifying how many
users I have, aptitude is a part of the default Debian installation and
appears to be the preferred package manager of many users of Debian and
As you might have guessed by now, I'm writing to you because I
just learned that you've decided to rename your software to
"aptitude"; see, for instance, this mailing list post:
I'm writing to make you aware of the fact that this name is already
in use (for eight years now) by a piece of software that is moderately
popular, and is probably even used by some of the same people who use
Geeklog. This name change will lead to confusion and namespace
difficulties for our users; please don't inflict that on them. I'm
sure that there are plenty of perfectly fine names for your software
that don't step on the names of established free software programs.
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