The Standard Markdown project, in accordance with the wishes of John Gruber, has been renamed to CommonMark.
Please be patient as we complete the rename, this will take a few days, but the core domains are updated:
All old discussions about name will now be closed as resolved.
So what happens next time Gruber complains about the name?
Gruber quite specifically indicated to us that his only request was that the word “Markdown” not be in the name.
We did confirm this via a response, so I doubt any other name changes will be necessary.
OK the name change is now functionally complete. All topics linking to the old domain were renamed here.
So is CommonMark the final name or more like a project name?
I actually like this name better than any of the other suggestions. It reminds me of an excellent legal system and a fine whisky. My only complaint is the use of CamelCase. But I just might be OverSensitive.
@codinghorror Heads up Jeff: the OAuth approval page for this page still says “Standard Markdown Talk” (logging in with Google account).
Great! I went ahead and replaced that. Sorry for the oversight.
’stmd’. Shouldn’t those get renamed as well?
Yes, that will happen when I get the chance.
I may be treading on sensitive ground here, but why not go with the name as already shown of in this projects logo and name it
mdown.org seems awfully available (seeing it has been already registered by someone named Jeff Atwood) and it -personal opinion- sounds a lot better than commonMark to me.
maybe put up a naming poll or something?
I think the current name is well decided at this point.