Well, the posting pretty much explains it.
After the rename(s) of 299 itself, it would perhaps have been confusing to have the legacy name remain.
So what will be the icon (graphical representation) for Weld? Seam has a zipper. Richfaces has the two-faced thing.
will this be a welding iron or similar? how bizarre...
Dunno? A welding mask?
I explained why in the blog post. A big EE vendor (not us! and no, I'm not saying who) had objections to the name, and asked us to change it. We did so. IOW - politics :-(
I hope you like the new name :-)
Logo design is tracked here - put any suggestions as comments I guess ;-)
I think JBoss and the Java community in general just has a preoccupation with 4 letter words/accronyms.
It's no coincidence, I tells ya!
Maybe the community has run out of three letter combinations like AOP, BPM, EJB, JSF, SOA, MVC, ETC, LOL :)