Let's say that you are a big organization and you are going to name your new cool cross platform UI framework.
The chosen name conflicts with another open source framework for the same purpose.
1. You did not perform a web search before naming
2. You did, you found it, and said "who cares?"
Obviously this escalated (too) quickly in the comments, but I find Microsoft's handling of the issue to be particularly appalling 🙄
Flagging even constructive criticism & discussions as off-topic/spam is not cool.
@fribbledom I On top of that, I may jump to conclusions too early, but: reading the comments so far, I find the kde-maui pro comments as very mature and bearing valid arguments, in contrast with the poor quality of many of the ms pro comments.
@sheogorath Probably, if you are too big you can't "learn your lesson"; you can only give lessons...
@kameleonidas @dimitrisk @fribbledom And lol https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/013410601 BlueSystem own the trademark on Maui
@dimitrisk And there we are, 12 years after another (admittedly very niche) UI kit called Maui (https://news.squeak.org/2008/12/24/building-user-interfaces-in-squeak/ https://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/3836)
@dimitrisk I could just about forgive ignoring the linux distro, but turning a blind eye to another framework that does the same thing is obnoxious.
Their response so far has been
"the official legal name is .NET Multi-platform App UI and MAUI is an acronym, code name. This has been through legal review."
It is being called MAUI everywhere.
Also 'it got through legal' appears to be a way to bend reality at Microsoft.
(also note in my image the relevant google doodle...)
So, according to ms what's legal, it is ethical as well :)
PS. The google doodle is hilarious
@dimitrisk censorship seems to be very common on Microsoft's GitHub projects.
@dimitrisk 3: Namespace it and brand it as "MS Maui"
@dimitrisk See also: kik (the one that started the leftpad fiasco)
@dimitrisk they did this with gvfs as well, which is starting to make me just a little bit suspicious
Well, now it's getting interesting:
MAUI is a registered trademark of Blue Systems (which employs a bunch of KDE developers) in the EU.
@dimitrisk I love those "steps to reproduce".
@dimitrisk People are great.
@dimitrisk Pretty sure when Google did this with Go, they picked
3) We have more money and lawyers that that guy
@dimitrisk Embrace, Extend, Extinguish at its finest?
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