[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Gabriel! gbenselum at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 12:41:02 UTC 2010

OpenIndiana remainds me the opensource version of Indiana Jones.

Maybe we can use him as a pet :P

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 9:36 AM, Gabriel de la Cruz <
gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think it is the right time for that kind of questions, as otherwise
> it will be too late.
> Openindiana is not a totally sexy brand name, ok to go, but...
> Indiana was working well as a codename for opensolaris, so it would
> work well for example to refer to all the 1.0 releases, or to identify
> the developer releases.. but in terms of branding...
> I think our bosses will still purchase "solaris" unless they trust us
> well enough to believe "openindiana" is as good as it... branding is
> not only just about naming but it reflects many other things..
> perception of value, for example is a very important thing to Oracle.
> We all know how to recognize an state of the art OS, but the
> management people doesn't know so much how to make the difference
> other than trusting their perception of things.
> What is the reason why we are here; oracle does not seem to care too
> much what sys-admins think, why they do not care so much about what we
> think of them? well, they are not selling their products to us, they
> are selling them to our bosses, tho the CXO range of people... people
> who does not know what a "best of the breed" OS is but who prefers to
> perceive the value of an OS from a different angle.
> Oracle sells damn expensive, probably they are not going to sell so
> many licenses of Solaris as Sun did, but in order to make the CXO
> people to perceive their products as "best of the breed" they do like
> the wine cellars has been doing for ages, rise the price... and in
> order to rise the price, thy have to be unique, and in order to be
> unique, they killed the rock and roll...
> The are not so afraid of us as far as they can sell that picture...
> but just think for a second, how wonderfully tasty will feel if the
> distro we are building here could be perceived as valuable as the one
> they are selling?
> So, your question is a good one... is that name enough to "compete" with
> them?
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Søren Krarup Olesen <sko at es.aau.dk> wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Nevermind, I just suggest that we reconsider the "OpenIndiana" name,
> > after all, this is a discussion list and I personally have no say.
> >
> > Søren
> >
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