What is the history behind the name of geomajas? How do you pronouce it?
Geomajas is the result of a tender from the Flemish (Belgium) government to create an open source GIS application builder. The first version (2007) was called 'geGIS' and still exists separately (www.gegis.org). At that time, the application builder was called geGIS, but the backend framework, which could be seen as a separate GIS framework, was called MAJAS. MAJAS stands for Mapping Asynchronously with AJax and Svg.
As the first version was created for a specific tender for the government, it still required some work to really call it a mature framework, but everyone did see the potential that it had. So in 2008-2009 the choice was made to turn the MAJAS into a stand-alone international GIS framework. At that moment we started using the name "geomajas".
As for the pronunciation: anyway you want ;-)
Watch Geomajas @ the next FOSS4G from Sept 8th to 13th in Portland.