I'm glad that you raised disagreement with this, but I think you are downplaying the extent of the connection. From the Foundation FAQ:
Q: What is the difference between the CodePlex Foundation and CodePlex.com?
CodePlex Foundation is an extension of the CodePlex brand established by Codeplex.com. Codeplex.com has not only built a strong community, with more than 10,000 projects now hosted on the site, but has steadily built a recognized brand. CodePlex.com launched in June of 2006 out of a need for a project hosting site that operated in a way that other forges didn't â" with features and structures that appealed to commercial software developers. The next chapter in solving for this challenge is the CodePlex Foundation (Codeplex.org). The Foundation is solving similar challenges; ultimately aiming to bring open source and commercial software developers together in a place where they can collaborate. This is absolutely independent from the project hosting site, but it is essentially trying to support the same mission. It is just solving a different part of the challenge, a part that Codeplex.com isn't designed to solve.
This says clearly that the Foundation was conceived as the "next
chapter", and so the name is deliberately the same. RMS's point is
that this means we can get some idea of what the Foundation will do
based on what the
Given that this relates to an underlying deliberate similarity and not just a superficial one in name only, I hope you are also arguing for a change in that mission for the Foundation, and not just a name change.
We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.