[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"
kent at watsen.net
Wed Oct 6 13:18:08 UTC 2010
I think OpenIndiana is a mouthful and trerribly unsexy
How about something like "Super Nova" (Sun blows up)
Or maybe "Black Hole" (Sun collapses)
> Totally Agree with Brandon, but maybe we could point someone with Marketing
> credentials to take this kind of decisions (not me of course!).
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Brandon Mercer
> <yourcomputerpal at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Along with the branding thing... The name isn't a large sticking point for
>> me at all, and I REALLY like the logos, website and presence that the PHB
>> would perceive when they went to investigate the project. Sure it's not
>> complete or matured but the project is new. I look forward to what that
>> bring. Make sure you allow as many lies and misperceptions as every other
>> "enterprise" product so as not to be outdone! ;)
>> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Alasdair Lumsden<alasdairrr at gmail.com
>>> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Gabriel de la Cruz
>>> <gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> So, your question is a good one... is that name enough to "compete"
>>> I would have no issue recommending "OpenIndiana" in a board room to a
>>> bunch of pointy-haired-bosses* - it sounds way more corporate than
>>> Ubuntu, FreeBSD or CentOS, which I personally think sound "cheap".
>>> When someone first suggested CentOS to me as an alternative to RHEL, I
>>> was like "What?!". But over the years CentOS has gained an excellent
>>> reputation and I have no doubt that installations of it exceed those
>>> of RHEL significantly.
>>> Perhaps I'm biased as I essentially chose the name, but I don't see an
>>> issue with it. The biggest grumbles seemed to come from oldschool
>>> bearded UNIX types who haven't gotten over /usr/gnu/bin being put at
>>> the front of their PATH and who view Ian Murdock as the harbinger of
>>> doom and all things evil.
>>> The fact is we live in a world where every decent dictionary word is
>>> in use by somebody, somewhere. *.com, *.net and *.org are taken. Heck,
>>> in the UK/Europe we have some large banks called Smile and Egg. :-)
>>> Sometimes you have to make tough choices. Although OpenIndiana is not
>>> as sexy a name as "Solaris", the fact is, it was available and seemed
>>> a pretty good choice.
>>> If your bosses genuinely make business decisions based on trivialities
>>> such as what something is called, then you probably have bigger
>>> organisational issues than what OS your servers run :-P
>>> * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointy-haired_Boss
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