Using the Tables brand/trade name for a spreadsheet application

Marijn Kruisselbrink mkruisselbrink at
Tue Mar 13 01:46:34 UTC 2012

Hi Daniel,

We did of course use google to try to make sure that we wouldn't use any name 
that might conflict with existing software, and unfortunately didn't come 
across your application (also our application is called "Calligra Tables", not 
"Tables"). But since we of course don't want to couse any more confusion than 
is inherent in using a generic word as name for an application, we've decided 
to rename Calligra Tables to Calligra Sheets.

Marijn Kruisselbrink
Calligra Sheets Maintainer

On Wednesday, March 07, 2012 11:18:23 AM Tables (mails) wrote:
> Hi,
> My name is Daniel Schwill and I'm the developer of a spreadsheet
> application called Tables for Mac OS X. I'm using the brand/trade name
> Tables for my spreadsheet application since 2004/2005. I just recognized
> that you released a spreadsheet application called Tables as part of the
> Calligra project.
> Before choosing a name for an application it could be a good idea to use
> google and search that name. When you search for "Tables" or "Tables
> spreadsheet" for example you'll find many links to my spreadsheet
> application on the first page of the search results.
> Choosing a name for a new spreadsheet application that is already in use by
> an existing spreadsheet application will irritate customers and cause
> confusion. As my spreadsheet application Tables and the Calligra project
> are both available on Mac OS X I ask you to rename your spreadsheet
> application to avoid confusion of names between my spreadsheet application
> and the spreadsheet application of the Calligra project.
> Regards,
>    Daniel
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