[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Gabriel de la Cruz gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 12:06:17 UTC 2010

Indiana seems so far away that to me becomes a very exotic name;


thats a political statement :-D

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> 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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