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Re: Subversion Branding / "whole product" (Was: Re: SmartSVN - a new Subversion client)

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-24 19:20:51 CET

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 09:55 -0500, Steve Dwire wrote:

> And, (again), I recall that even "SVK" was once called
> "SubversionKeeper", and there was a reason list members persuaded the
> author to remove the "Subversion" from the name.

That wasn't due to "Subversion" in the name--it was due to the "keeper"
part. We didn't see any reason to deliberately mimic the name of
BitKeeper, and advised clkao accordingly.

> At this point I'm at a loss to understand the logic of supporting "SVN"
> in some projects, complaining about it in others, and (almost)
> arm-twisting the removal of the Subversion name from others... I
> suppose we can chalk it up to the dynamic nature of dev@ list
> participation, but it seems to me that the start of any "whole product"
> understanding would depend on having some sort of consistent philosophy
> on Subversion/SVN branding expectations.

I suspect the difference is that most of the "*svn*" projects to date
have been open source add-ons to Subversion. SmartSVN seems to be 1)
commercial software and 2) a complete Subversion client.


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