Re: Goodbye Microsoft
Op 28-01-2007 om 11:13 schreef Margarita Manterola:
> On 1/28/07, Robert Millan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Due to continued problems with "Slashdot effect" I've moved this
> >to gluck (http://goodbye-microsoft.com/ now redirects automaticaly).
> Is "goodbye-microsoft" really the better name for this?
Yes, Robert does think so, at least he did pick that name.
And I support him.
> I understand that it can be funny.
> 1) It's aggressive
There is no aggression in saying goodbye.
> 2) It does not say anything about debian
We can live with that.
Mankind got use to Mercedes not being a french name
and McDonalds not being that scottish.
> 3) You might even be accused of trademark infringement
Thank you for the warning.
I serious believe that a correct spelled name is good publicity.
If the trademark holder feel offended, they are free to contact us.
> 4) the .com at the end is misleading
As misleading as in google.com?
Where it does take some time before you find out what they provide?
> However, I like the installer for windows idea. Thus, I propose to
> change this into non-aggressive, non-microsoft, debian name as in:
> * get-debian.org (This could even be get.debian.org and be the
> official d-i, g-i, w-d-i page)
> * automatic-debian.org
> * dive-into-debian.org
> * plug-into-debian.org
> * startup-debian.org
> * debian-for-newbies.org
> * debian-for-windows.org
> * etc, etc, etc
You are welcome to claim such doman name. Contact the creator of
"goodbye-microsoft.com" before you start mirrorring.
> I don't know if using "for windows" is trademark infrigement. It probably
> is :-\
Could be. It is also another contribution to the pool of programs for
Microsoft Windows. It gaves credit to the slogan "exclusive for Windows"