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Re: [gnugo-devel] what's the program called?

From: Paul Pogonyshev
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] what's the program called?
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 16:31:06 +0000
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Dan wrote:
> > i noticed a strange inconsistence in gg sources.
> >
> > in copyright notices we everywhere call the program GNU GO.
> > everywhere else (including --version and the home page) it
> > is called GNU Go.  the latter seems more logical, since "go"
> > is not an abbreviation.  and btw, "go" is spelled with a
> > capital letter in copyright notices, though not at a
> > sentence beginning:
> >
> >     This is GNU GO, a Go program. Contact ...
> >                  ^    ^
> >
> > are we interested in fixing it?  this is exactly the kind
> > of patch that should be acceptable before 3.4 :)
> The first word, GNU is ALWAYS capitalized because it is
> an acronym. In fact, RMS asked us to change it. The
> SECOND word, ``GO'' is capitalized because we are SHOUTING.

i never objected about "GNU".  i have even changed spelling on
several pages from "GnuGo" to "GNU Go" yesterday.
but i don't see any reason to shout.  GNU Emacs doesn't shout
about its name for instance.

> However I do think we can change it. I can do that before 3.4.



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