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Ideas For Open Source Product Names

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 10:12 am on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I’m trying to think of a name for a product that I am developing. One thing about the open source community is that we have a goldmine of minds waiting to be used. One thing that amazes me is the number of quality brand names that have been established. Establishing a brand can be quite difficult and product names are just as important.

My Question is,

“Where Open Source Application names come from?

I understand the basic ones, such as Open, or put a K, g in front of a word for your application but what about the more complex names. Audacious, WireShark (Formerly Ethereal) and Asterisk are all great names for products and are related to what the product does. I guess I’ll have to keep thinking about this product until I can come up with a decent name.