gnucash name

Linas Vepstas linas at
Mon Jun 14 23:00:28 EDT 2004

On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 07:23:58PM -0400, don Paolo Benvenuto was heard to remark:
> 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.

How about gnomecash?  Makes me think of a strange green leprechaun 
guarding a pot of gold.


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