04/22/2013, 08:43 AM
I'm not taking sides!, so I'll try to be as objective as possible:
1.a To me the Isis project is the webbrowser 'Palm' referred to that is based on QTwebkit and that dkirker is working on. This was the first time we were introduced to a webOS browser by said name. No, there is no exclusivity on the name, but the argument that a description (web, the 'name' of the core apps) equals a name (like Isis) is of course flawed. In this case using the same name is cause for confusion, just like naming the browser 'Opera' or 'Firefox' would be cause for confusion.
1.b There are many different names possible while sticking to mythology (several that make actually more sense to a browser-project). It's also possible to use the Egyptian pronunciation (Aset) over the Greek pronunciation (Isis). So the wish to stick with this specific mythology - though to me personally not appealing - is still an option without having conflicting names for two related projects.
2. While there have been some less than flattering posts, I don't think the general consensus is not to put down the work of Vistaus.
3. From his posts, I don't think DKirker has any intention of taking away any efforts you put into this browser. He's just trying to limit confusion (also in the future/for future users). From your statement in the original post it is obvious to me that your intention is not to confuse people; so strictly speaking you agree with him.
Now from my point of view this quite simple: As long as your browser is called Isis, people will associate it with the Isis Project that DKirker is working on (and that was announced first). More importantly, they will judge the application based on that association. By distancing yourself from the Isis Project - and the easiest way to do that is to rename it to something related but different - people will be more open-minded to appreciate at the features you've introduced for what they are. So I would say it's a simple choice: what's more important, your efforts or this specific name?