Erik wrote on wikitech-l:
I intend to edit relevant documentation and webpages
to change the name of the software from "Phase III" to
"MediaWiki". This is the name that Mav suggested, and
it fits nicely together with "Wikimedia". Google shows
that the name is unused. Any objections?
Well, my vote is a foregone conclusion, but 'Make it so!' :)
Hm. Kat suggested that only one big item should be on each press release, so
maybe we can have a separate press release announcing the name change and
talking about the software itself? Release it a week after the previous press
release and direct it toward more techy-oriented news sites. We could also
have a separate press release announcing the grand opening of the Wikimedia
Foundation website and the start of our fundraising drive (since it doesn't
look like that will be set-up by the time we hit 300,000).
-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)