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Sava CMS Has a New Name - Mura CMS

Due to a trademark challenge from another software company (who we're not going to name here) we've been encouraged by our lawyers to change the name of Sava CMS. After much discussion and debate, we've decided to change to the name Mura CMS.

Why Mura? Simple - it's the name of a river (as was Sava), it is has the same number of letters, so it swaps out for Sava in both the logo and the former [ sava ] tag very easily, and most importantly, it's available and not in conflict with anything else that we're aware of.

Sava CMS has been around almost a full year as a publicly-available product, (and another 3 plus years before that as a private product that we used in our client engagements). We've been getting great reviews, and an ever-increasing number of users and deployed sites, so it's disappointing to deal with the disruption that comes with the name change. However, we're looking at it as the start of a new phase - with changes like the new plugin architecture, themes and the upcoming Marketplace, a new name is actually somewhat appropriate.

What does this mean for our clients and users?

Mura CMS will remain free and open source - it's really just a name change. Same great features, same ease of use. Even upgrading your installs to Mura CMS won't be difficult - you'll just have to update a couple of specific files, and let your clients know that their CMS will have a new name. But we're doing everything we can to minimize the hassle for existing Mura (Sava) users - for example, we're retaining backward compatibility for the [sava] tag - and we'll provide a full blog post on this aspect of the change in a day or two.

- Malcolm O'Keeffe
Blue RIver Interactive Group

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Tony Garcia

hi Malcolm,

I'm looking forward to this "new phase". Whatever you call it, Mura is a great piece of software and a credit to the open source CFML landscape.

April 9, 2009, 1:51 PM
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Oguz Demirkapi

Best wishes!

muracms.com is also a nice domain.

April 9, 2009, 2:41 PM
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Glyn Jackson

Thats a shame take it your domain name will change also, would be good it you can keep all forwarding going for awhile as i have many links and so do others i to your site. 301 redirects would also mean no lost of page rank.

keep up the good work guys SAVA sorry, mura rocks!

April 10, 2009, 4:16 AM
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Jonas Eriksson

Sorry to hear that, but oh well - as long as the same great people continue the work on Mura, all good!

April 14, 2009, 1:30 AM
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charlie arehart

What a shame to hear. Oh well.

But you say that you stuck with the old name to keep things working. I see that the gomura.com domain is being squatted by someone else. How long will this domain remain? And what will be the new name (so I can change it in my CF411.com site pointing to it as a CF-based CMS)?

April 14, 2009, 8:14 AM
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charlie arehart

Meant to say "you say you stuck with a 4-letter name to keep things similar..."

The question I ask still stands. Thanks.

April 14, 2009, 8:16 AM
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Sean Schroeder

We'll keep this domain up for some time, but will begin using getmura.com as soon as we convert the site to reflect the new name. It's currently pointing here now, so fire at will.

April 14, 2009, 2:54 PM
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Tony Garcia

I also noticed that muracms.com is forwarding to this site

April 15, 2009, 3:04 AM
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Marko Tomic

I guess it's just a name change, but I must say I loved the name Sava, because I was born in a town on river Sava :(

Ok now that I got it off my chest, I look forward to seeing Mura in action...

April 15, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Carl

Looking forward to your new adventures in renaming of course. Sorry to hear about the lawyer talk... never good.

April 15, 2009, 10:21 AM
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Hugo Ahlenius

Too bad, but oh well - that's how life goes!

Me wonders if it was the South African Veterinary Association or maybe the Saskatoon Volleyball Association... ?

April 15, 2009, 5:34 PM
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Jason

will the name change affect some of the custom functions? for example, from the documentation page:

Use a server-side include within Sava

[sava ]dspInclude('templates/inc/theFile.cfm')[/sava ]

April 29, 2009, 12:18 PM
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James Allen

I just looked up the current Trademark of Sava and was surprised to see who owns it..

If this was the challenge you got it's pretty ironic really isn't it, considering what your doing for the community.

Good new name though and the one I'll only know as I've just discovered this excellent system.

April 30, 2009, 3:56 AM
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Bob Barns

If it was them yes it was a very dumb thing to do when the community is so small and being pushed aside by other languages. To cause trouble to the best open source CF CMS so far would be pretty stupid. Yep...that would be a funny one. IF it was them of course, as there is a few other SAVA things out there.

Funny the challenger is unnamed (I bet that was in the negotiations if it was them) which makes you think it was them as they would be a laughing stock if it was published on this site.

June 29, 2009, 7:59 AM
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lolface

I have a feeling it was SavvyCMS actually. Sava and Savvy sounds a lot alike.

February 22, 2010, 7:00 AM
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Jocuri Dress up

To cause trouble to the best open source CF CMS so far would be pretty stupid. Yep...that would be a funny one. IF it was them of course, as there is a few other SAVA things out there.

October 4, 2010, 6:50 AM
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