[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Paul Johnston paul.a.johnston at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Oct 6 12:31:34 UTC 2010

Is it only me who it makes me think of classic motorcycles?


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From: Alasdair Lumsden [mailto:alasdairrr at gmail.com] 
Sent: 06 October 2010 13:20
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Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Søren Krarup Olesen <sko at es.aau.dk> wrote:

> Yes, I know all that, but I believe that legacy can be carried on in an
> elegant way without being influenced by e.g. the Indiana project.
> Besides, the term "Open" is more or less superflous these days; people
> care about things being open source etc., but it really doens't have to
> be part of the name IMHO...not anymore.

When I read "OpenIndiana" I read it as the name of a bit of software,
and I personally don't feel it has any association with the American
state of Indiana.

I know anti-american sentiment is quite strong these days thanks to
their unilateral approach to foreign affairs, but probably not so
great that it puts people off using our distribution :-)

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