[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Bob Hoekstra bob.hoekstra at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 18:31:25 UTC 2010

I want to add my complete support to Brett's comments below. Don't change
the name now, or any exposure the product has had to date will be wasted.

Besides, there are far more interesting things to discuss than the name. I
think this is less important right now than sorting out any remaining

Personally, I'm still using OpenSolaris build 134, not because of the name,
but because I cannot spend time fixing what is my "production" machine. I
need this laptop every day, and I still see the odd comment that convinces
me the time is not yet ripe for me to go OI.

Version: 3.12
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On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Brett Dikeman <brett.dikeman at gmail.com>
> IMHO (and coming into this as someone with an outsider view, ie no
> involvement in the project other than as a relatively new user), the
> horse is out of the barn.  The time for a new name was when the brand
> was established - all the coverage the project received.  Also, the
> name makes sense and thus communicates what it is reasonably well.
> Changing the name will throw all that coverage right out the window
> and confuse people.  Maybe it is a shame the name was chosen without
> more community input, but it doesn't negate the problems with a name
> change right now.
> I suggest having some fun with mascots or code names for releases, but
> urge leaving the project name alone for a bit, until the project has
> some history and a mind&market share.
> -B

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