Matt Tucker

A new name: Openfire

Blog Post created by Matt Tucker Champion on Feb 28, 2007

I'm pleased to announce that we've chosen a new name for the Wildfire server: Openfire. There's several things I really like about the new name:

  • We preserve the fire theme, which makes for an easier transitition. In fact, we're working on some snazzy updated logo ideas right now.

  • The new name better communicates two of the strongest aspects of the project: open protocol and Open Source.

  • The suggestion originally came from a community member.

  • Things look good on the trademark front.

For those looking for more context about the name change, see my original blog entry and Greg's update. Making the full transition to the new name is going to be a long and painful process. First we'll tag everything as "Openfire, formerly Wildfire" and then will gradually transition to just using the Openfire name. We truly appreciate everyone's help, especially with the huge list of name ideas.  I'm eager to hear what you all think of the name name!