[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Daniel Kjar dkjar at elmira.edu
Wed Oct 6 15:18:31 UTC 2010

  Don't feel bad, in the US indiana sounds nice but represents a (crazy) 
conservative state that tends to produce corn, cows, and very very bad 

Was just in Copenhagen, very nice....

On 10/ 6/10 06:10 AM, 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?
> Søren
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Dr. Daniel Kjar
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Elmira College
1 Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

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	-E. O. Wilson

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