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Motif FAQ (Part 1 of 9)
Section - 4) Where did the name "Motif" come from?

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Answer: We had a contest inside of what was then The Open Software Foundation
to name this thing that we had up to then called the UEC for User Environment
Component.  Lots of things were suggested, but Motif was suggested by one of
the employees.

Ken Flowers, k.flowers@opengroup.org

FYI - in the art world, a motif is a recurring artistic symbol or theme.  The
meaning obviously carries over to the GUI world.

Ken Lee, http://www.rahul.net/kenton/

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Previous Document: 3)* What is Motif and how does it relate to the X Toolkit and X
Next Document: 5) TOPIC: OTHER RELEVANT NEWSGROUPS AND FAQS

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