[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Paul Johnston Paul.A.Johnston at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Oct 6 18:49:08 UTC 2010

  On 10/ 6/10 06:10 PM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Stefan Müller-Wilken wrote:
>> In fact and AFAIK, there _was_ no community other than the persons involved when the name was chosen as this was before official project launch. I'm with you with the nice "horse-out-of-the-barn" picture. The name is there and I'm not sure if changing it would increase our momentum.
> The community was those who showed up in person or on IRC for the
> hackathon announced in opensolaris-announce, and hung around afterwards.
> (I was there in IRC most of the way from the hackathon to announce.)
>> The only chance I see is in shortening it a little bit. What about reducing it to 'Indiana'. I don't think that Sun^WOracle has registered that one and would remind a little more of Solaris as a brand, it is catchy and leaves much room for logo design ;-)
> And would be a lot harder to find in google searches or register domain
> names for.   OpenIndiana is unique, Indiana is very very overloaded.
Yes motorbikes :-)


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