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Re: New name: Call for opinions

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:02:58 +0200
Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam@gmx.net> wrote:
> And "integrated solution", some marketing phrase without any meaning is
> a better name? The common user will know, what *this* is? Come on. Are
> you kidding me?

It's fairly plain to me:

1. Debian - this part at least we all agree on, and should be obvious
to users.

2. Integrated - as distinct from non-integrated solutions, and this is
the *norm* for Debian-based things.  People take Debian, they modify it
to solve a problem, and then the result is something that is not Debian
itself, but Debian+some third-party material that may or may not play
well with the rest of Debian.  Are you saying most users don't know
what integrated means or understand the distinction we're trying to

3. Solutions - the language requires *some* noun here.  Distributions is
not suitable for reasons already discussed.  Why not "solutions"?  What
is produced out of Debian is produced to solve the problems of a
particular subset of users.  I think it's a very apt term and sounds
way better than "Things". :)  Got any better alternatives?

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