Pidgin mascot

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Fri Sep 14 15:20:07 EDT 2012

On Sep 14, 2012, at 14:51 EDT, Luke Schierer <lschiere at> wrote:

> On Sep 13, 2012, at 18:10 EDT, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:
>> Tres Finocchiaro spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>> When the Pidgin project was ready to change names, how did it pick
>>> "Pidgin"?  Was it something on IRC that caught a developers eye, or
>>> was Denis responsible for this creative name as well?
>> The developers had a very long discussion about this, and decided it
>> among ourselves.  The Pidgin suggestion came from (I believe) Sean
>> Egan, who was lead developer at the time.
> As best I can tell from the partial archives I have access to (I could have sworn I had saved all those old threads, but I cannot figure out where I put them), You actually proposed the name pidgin Ethan.  
> Luke

Found my full archive, and Ethan was right.  Sean did propose it first, back on 2006-04-10.  We'd (at that point) only been debating names since 2005-10-12.  


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