When Beryl and Compiz decided to merge, Beryl temporarily took the name CompComm. After a failed vote and a lot of argument the combined project finally got a name: Compiz Fusion.
While our community has some democratic features, ultimately it is a
meritocracy and the people who contribute the most value have the most say.
So in the end a decision was made by the majority of the people who have
contributed the most.
That doesn’t mean that all the discussion was wasted. In fact the chosen name
wasn’t proposed by any of the leaders, but was proposed in one of the naming
threads (michael.krog’s post was the first place I saw it). It was
immediately popular and received very few negative comments.
Now that the name is sorted out, some of the great new features can be in a stable release.