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====Backstory====
 
====Backstory====
  
When KDE Telepathy first started the original maintainer insisted that we should integrate completely into the workspace, and therefore have no user visible name.
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When KDE Telepathy first started the original maintainer insisted that we should integrate completely into the workspace, and therefore have no user visible name. Like how one should never see the word "Akonadi" in the UI.
  
This can be seen in most applications where simply say "IM Contact List", or even the path of this wiki page (which doesn't say telepathy anywhere)
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This can be seen in most applications where simply say "IM Contact List", or "Contact Applet"
  
 
====The problem====
 
====The problem====
  
In hindsight this doesn't really work. We need marketing, we need to show people where to get help in userbase, we need need brand awareness
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In hindsight this doesn't really work. We need marketing, and promo to get people into hacking or people to try it out before it's integrated.
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We need to show people where to get help in userbase, and the brand awareness with consumers.
  
 
====Current Situation====
 
====Current Situation====
  
The name sucks. It was never meant to be used publicly but has to be. However we have a brand, and a very positive reputation. Changing the name will throw all that away. It takes a long time to earn trust in open source.  
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The name sucks. I don't like it. It was never meant to be used publicly but has to be. However we have a brand, and a very positive reputation. Changing the name will throw all that away. It takes a long time to earn trust in open source. We don't have a lot of choice.
  
 
Plus renaming is a _lot_ of effort :)
 
Plus renaming is a _lot_ of effort :)

Latest revision as of 10:31, 16 December 2012

Rename KDE Telepathy to XXXX

Backstory

When KDE Telepathy first started the original maintainer insisted that we should integrate completely into the workspace, and therefore have no user visible name. Like how one should never see the word "Akonadi" in the UI.

This can be seen in most applications where simply say "IM Contact List", or "Contact Applet"

The problem

In hindsight this doesn't really work. We need marketing, and promo to get people into hacking or people to try it out before it's integrated.

We need to show people where to get help in userbase, and the brand awareness with consumers.

Current Situation

The name sucks. I don't like it. It was never meant to be used publicly but has to be. However we have a brand, and a very positive reputation. Changing the name will throw all that away. It takes a long time to earn trust in open source. We don't have a lot of choice.

Plus renaming is a _lot_ of effort :)


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