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Sander Houttekier

Let's not make it into a gender thing ... The only reason I would probably have gone with a different name is to avoid potential legal issues. It's directly derived from the same name as the product you took the original idea from. They might not be happy as commercial product with - I say in their eyes - a clone with a similar name trying to take away their business... That Alone is way more risky than the potential gender discussion the name might be calling for

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David Wickes

a clone

I look forward to lawyers trying to claim copyright over making an HTTP request in the browser...

That will be a more serious issue than I thought.

Rename to Postie? Or even Getperson... πŸ˜„

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Liyas Thomas Author

Let's see what future brings

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Litchi

I love the name Postwoman, it's awesome and really caught my attention.

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Liyas Thomas Author

That's exactly what I had in mind. Let it help you on your development period.

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Cristian Baluta • Edited on

Me as an occasional user it's guaranteed i'll remember Postwoman. I don't like Postman because is using the gpu of my mac. But i'm wondering what are the limits, i know Postman is not web based because of some limitations.

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Liyas Thomas Author

Same here brother!

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πŸ¦„N BπŸ›‘ • Edited on

Tuppence time: I think it's a cute pun, and works well as an homage. Plus it opens the door wide for a vast array of inappropriate puns and silly jokes about Postman and Postwoman.

Like, what if there's an acquisition offer? The Register would (will?) have a field day.

And I'll just leave this here:

Only downside I can see is there might be some faffing around over copyright or people who take themselves too seriously taking the name too seriously. E.g. be prepared for the suggestions of "postwomyn" and whatnot.

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Liyas Thomas Author

NuxtJS, NextJS, NestJS.

Just saying.