OT: A new name for WinFx ?

If you have not heard by now, Microsoft is having copyright/trademark issues with one of their new technologies - Windows Workflow Foundation. I have heard mixed stories but apparently one or both of the World Wildlife Foundation and the World Wrestling Federation have complained about Microsoft's use of the WWF acronym.

I thought I would offer up my solution to this pickle which Microsoft currently find themselves in. I think rather than call these technologies Windows Foundations they could use "… On Windows" as the brand. This would make

  • Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) into Workflow on Windows (WoW)
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) into Presentation on Windows (PoW)
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) into Communications on Windows (CoW)

I think this works <g> Well, maybe it would be hard selling the last one, but the first two came out really well. :)

Print | posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 2:24 PM