[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana"

Stefan Müller-Wilken stefan.mueller-wilken at acando.de
Wed Oct 6 20:49:49 UTC 2010

Hmmm... wasn't the classic motorbike called Indian (chief)???

Am 06.10.2010 um 20:49 schrieb "Paul Johnston" <Paul.A.Johnston at manchester.ac.uk

>  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 :-)
> Paul
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