[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: Suggestion to change the name "Subversion"

From: Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:25:13 -0400

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Glenn Holmer <gholmer_at_weycogroup.com> wrote:
> On 08/12/2013 03:51 PM, Greg Stein wrote:
>>
>> Apache Subversion actually started as "Inversion" around December
>> 1999, or January 2000. It wasn't until April 2000, that we accepted
>> "Subversion" as a rename. It had "version" in the name, and we *were*
>> trying to subvert the CVS installations/community, so the name fit
>> extremely well :-)
>>
>> It became "Apache Subversion" in February 2010.
>
>
> Great story, thanks!
>
      Agreed. On the name change topic, I had a professor who would
greet people with "heaveno" because he believed the traditional
greeting had satanic connotations. His attempts to make us use that
did not go very far...

> --
> Glenn Holmer
> Weyco Group, Inc.
> phone: 414-908-1809
> fax: 414-908-1601
Received on 2013-08-12 23:25:45 CEST

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.