[OpenIndiana-discuss] The name: "OpenIndiana" (part II)
Gabriel de la Cruz
gabriel.delacruz at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 16:07:49 UTC 2010
Jesus, nice hint, Polaris sounds very nice as a brand, but I am afraid
the patent office wont let us make a trademark for an OS with that
name, as there is only 1 letter difference... that will be acceptable
if we choose different classes of goods to be named with it, we could
name whatever else... but not software.
I have been sketching, and I will suggest 2 options, both
"openindiana" and "indiana OS".
"Indiana OS" could be the trade name for the actual product,
"openindiana" could be the community?
I like as well other variations such as "Indiana CORE". That will work
if we intend this distro to be the mother-ship distro, and we intend
others to derive from it.
As long as Indiana is not written alone, there are not many chances
for overlapping with other things at the search engines, we should
anyway register the name in google so it give priority to the search,
and so on.
Seat Toledo sells nicely, even if there are 2 cities with that name.
I hope the attachment works properly on the mail list...
On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Hilman Fathurrahman
<hilman at staff.itb.ac.id> wrote:
> i agree with the name OpenIndiana
> On 09/10/2010 19:44, Daniel Kjar wrote:
>> Sorry, I thought I was replying to this 'thread'. You are right about the
>> googling though. Nobody else would ever use the name openindiana for
>> anything, ever.
>> On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 5:50 AM, Rob McMahon<robmcmahoncv at gmail.com>
>>> On 10/ 9/10 12:40 AM, Daniel Kjar wrote:
>>>> I like Polaris, "our star"... not so much.
>>>> Very useful for celestial navigation so there is some 'meaning'.
>>>> really does sound great as a name for the OS.
>>> Read what you're replying to :-) Please, let's leave this, and get on
>>> the program. OpenIndiana is just fine, it's out there, and it's getting
>>> Type OpenIndiana into google. 250,000 hits already, all relevant (well,
>>> okay the first few pages are, I haven't checked all 250,000 results).
>>> made el Reg, PC world, various linux websites, ... Change the name now
>>> you'll scupper that momentum.
>>> Do the same with Polaris. 16,000,000 hits. Snowmobiles, the star,
>>> missiles, quad bikes, clothes, insurance, ... Besides, it was already
>>> by the port of OpenSolaris (R.I.P.) for the PowerPC port.
>>> "Our star" really doesn't sound like much of a brand name to me (sorry),
>>> also it has the same google issues.
>>> That's going to be an issue. We could spend months arguing back and
>>> and waste time that could be spent on content.
>>> Let's move on.
>>> Initially it was said that "the community" didn't get a chance to
>>>>> provide input, which turned out not to be true. Several of us pointed
>>>>> out reasons why a name change right now would be a bad idea. Nobody
>>>>> for the name change rebutted those reasons.
>>>>> Can we move on from style for now and work on substance, like a
>>>>> skinnable mp3 player written in Scheme with a Fortran decoder? :)
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