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From "Singh, Rajan" <>
Subject Re: MXNet Name Change?
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:13:43 GMT
I agree with Anirudh about the confusion with the name.
Also, if someone hasn’t heard about "MXNet" ,  they could confuse it with another model
like "AlexNet", "GoogleNet"

Not sure about the feasibility of doing it at this point .

On 4/11/18, 11:10 AM, "Anirudh" <> wrote:

    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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