gnucash name

don Paolo Benvenuto donpaolo at
Mon Jun 14 19:23:58 EDT 2004

I was reflexiong about gnucash, which is a wonderful application, in
which all of you have put much work and much love.

According to me, the name "gnucash" is not something that helps
diffusion of the program, because anyone that hasn't a knowledge of
programming and unix history sees the prefix "gnu" as terribly strange.
The only think "gnu" could help thinking is in a strange animal. That
would be misleading. While "gnu" says very much to a computer student or
professional, it's very cryptic for a normal person.

I thing that in order to make gnucash more attractive we should change
its name and give it a simpler name. This would be a step more toward
applying the Gnome HIG criteria.

What do you think?


Buon Cammino!

don Paolo Benvenuto

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