[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Oct 6 11:28:52 UTC 2010

Søren Krarup Olesen wrote:
> ALL:
> Has there been any discussion about the name "OpenIndiana" recently. I
> can surely understand the reason for picking this name, but for a Dane
> (like me) it comes out a bit clumsy.
> I've tried to imagine a couple of funny scenarios, like OpenDenmark
> (Denmark is at least three times smaller than the state of Indiana) and
> it leaves me with wrong, well, almost political associations.
> As much as I want Denmark to be more open towards foreigners, this
> probably has no counterpart in making Indiana more "open" in that
> sense, so... :-)
> Perhaps "OpenIndiana" sounds much better in American but it still has
> this...provincial touch over it.
> Anybody?

Indiana is the codename/name of the previous official Sun Microsystems 
OpenSolaris distribution.

Hence OpenIndiana since this is a project to carry on that legacy.

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