Re: Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME

Scott Kitterman kde at
Mon Jul 25 12:18:10 BST 2011

Thomas Zander <zander at> wrote:

>On Monday 25 July 2011 07.49.17 Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> I haven't seen anything in any mailing list posts that is nearly as
>> aggressive  as knowningly reusing a name that was in use like
>> systemsettings.
>Please don't assume that was an agressive act.
>I can totally see that someone that goes with the assumption that a
>piece of 
>software is only usable on one desktop won't have problems if you call
>similar piece of software the same on your desktop.
>In general; please stop assuming ;)  (ask politely first)

It was stated up front that Gnome was aware of the naming conflict when they did it and there was zero advance communication, so I don't think I'm assuming anything.

Scott K

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