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From Anirudh <>
Subject Re: MXNet Name Change?
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:10:44 GMT
Hi Chris,

In my opinion, the problem with MXNet is the way it is pronounced. I think
this leads to confusion, as I have seen people unaware of the fw from
before, grasp it as "Amexnet". The way it was supposed to be pronounced
"mixnet" sounded like a good name to me. I am not sure why the i in the
middle was removed though.

Having said that, I don't think it would be feasible to change the name at
this stage, considering the confusion and the marketing nightmare. I cannot
recall of other popular open source projects of having changed their names
without an impact.


On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 10:18 AM, Chris Olivier <>

> Should we consider renaming MXNet to something more "friendly"?
> IMHO, I think this may be related to adoption problems.
> MXNet, CMTK -- both seem sort of sterile and hard to use, don't they?
> Tensorflow, PyTorch, Caffe -- sound cool.

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