text I'm posting to news

Luke Schierer lschiere at users.sf.net
Sat Apr 7 18:31:54 EDT 2007

On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 05:20:10PM -0500, Kevin M Stange wrote:
> Luke Schierer wrote:
> > After a long, and unfortunately secret debate (as we could not say why we were
> > looking at a name change, we ended up just doing this ourselves),
> > we settled on the name "Pidgin" for gaim itself, "libpurple" for
> > libgaim (which, as of 2.0.0 beta6, exists), and "Finch" for gaim-text.
> > Yes, the spelling of "Pidgin" is intentional.  
> > 
> I think you might want to make note of the definition of "Pidgin" here.
>  It leads many to a better appreciation of the name choice. :)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin
> Kevin

I have posted the text, with the edit suggested by Kevin, to pidgin.im's
news, and copied it to gaim.sf.net.  It is announced.  I have to go now
I'm afraid.  Good luck.


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