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On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Sebastien Lai <> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Steve Litt <>
> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 23 February 2011 11:07:52 Regular Joe wrote:
>> > On a second though I suppose so, but renaming would be trivial, if
>> > really
>> > and absolutely necessary.... Don't get me wrong, I really like the
>> > Keplerproject, but CGILua is really much more like the wsgi module for
>> > Python, than a 'real' CGI Interface.
>> Absolutely necessary is a relative thing. I doubt you'll be sued for a
>> trademark violation, but as far as the goodwill of the community, let me
>> tell
>> you a story.
>> I created, announced and made available on the web a free software project
>> called VimOutliner. A few weeks later, a guy who had corresponded with me
>> after seeing VimOutliner created, announced and made available a similar
>> software called (drum roll please) "The Vim Outliner".
>> That was almost ten years ago, and to this day people are still confusing
>> the
>> two. Instead of comparing and contrasting the two softwares, to this day
>> bloggers are *confusing* the two.
>> I was not amused. Neither were the other VimOutliner developers and users.
>> So if you'd prefer that ten years from now someone isn't writing something
>> similar about you, you might want to change your software's name so it
>> doesn't
>> cause confusion.
> I see what you mean, but again, the CGILua module from the Kepler Project is
> much more like the wsgi module from Python, than an actual CGI Interface.
> Technically speaking, KP would be the one who should change the name, as
> it's just plainly misleading... then again, they came first.
> But i'm open for name recommendations!

Add to the confusion that apparently, the Debian package for CGILua is
called, for some reason, "lua-cgi" (!)

...which would be my first suggestion for a name. However, googling
around it seems there are a few references to "LuaCGI" that actually
refer to CGILua, and also a "luacgi.lua" module as part of lfcgi.

I agree that the right thing to do would be for CGILua to change its
name as well, but even if it changed its name, CGI.Lua (especially
with a "" website) would seriously add to the confusion.
How about coming up with an original name, such as, say, "LunarCGI"?
(zero Google hits at the time of this writing).

-- Hisham