I'm doing some research on QGIS history and found in the German wikipedia article the term 'Quantum GISEE' (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/QGIS) but not in the English wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QGIS). I fairly remember 'Quantum GIS' but not 'Quantum GISEE'.

Can somebody clarify this? Or is this just a typo?

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    Hm that's likely a typo. I don't remember any specific German name either, back when it was called Quantum GIS. And e.g. EE -> Enterprise Edition was even more unlikely in those days... – ThingumaBob Dec 6 '19 at 11:26
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because my question was about a typo in the german wikipedia article about QGIS meanwhile corrected by the author. – Jochen Schwarze Jan 9 at 11:06
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    Very tidy. You should get a badge for that ;-) – ThingumaBob Jan 9 at 11:25

It's a typo which did not exist in prior versions of the Wiki article. the version of november 2019 still shows the proper name: https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=QGIS&oldid=193986890

See https://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/visualchangelog200/#feature-quantum-gis-is-now-known-only-as-qgis

  • I daresay, I wonder a little bit why this should be a typo, a type is something like QGSI to me, I find it very unlikely that someone adds 'EE' by incident. I'll try to find out the user and ask what is intented by this (I'm not very experienced in wikipedia, I must say...) – Jochen Schwarze Dec 6 '19 at 13:31
  • Maybe it's a German-specific abbreviation, or even a typo that would be more likely in German than in English. If you're really curious you could ask on German Language. – csk Dec 6 '19 at 19:09
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    Version history indicates, that adding 'EE' to 'Quantum-GIS' was quite intentional, I added a section to the QGIS articles discussion page (de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diskussion:QGIS#Quantum-GISEE), I am very much looking forward to an answer from the author... – Jochen Schwarze Dec 7 '19 at 9:24
  • @JochenSchwarze: where did you find an indication that the 'EE' was added intentionally? PS: I fixed the typo in the wiki page – markgraeflerland Dec 9 '19 at 7:33
  • @markgraeflerland: where did you find an indication that the 'EE' was not added intentionally? Are you the the author? IMHO moving the cursor behind the GIS and typing the 'EE' is very unlikely to happen by incidence. So I adovcate waiting for what the author says. Thus I undid your changein the article. – Jochen Schwarze Dec 9 '19 at 8:43

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