[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"
shtetldik at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 14:32:45 UTC 2010
Hat with the whip then?-)
But really - there was no open discussion about the name prior to
OpenIndiana going public. May be now is a good time to make some
contest for the distro name.
On 10/6/10, Kyle McDonald <kmcdonald at egenera.com> wrote:
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> On 10/6/2010 8:41 AM, Gabriel! wrote:
>> OpenIndiana remainds me the opensource version of Indiana Jones.
>> Maybe we can use him as a pet :P
> Or we use his hat in our logo?? ;)
>> 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
>>> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Søren Krarup Olesen <sko at es.aau.dk>
>>>>> 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.
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