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Re: thoughts on a new name

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 03:34:24PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> it occured to me yesterday, that I think that this topic is still open and 
> that the cause might be very simple: the reason why a new name doesnt catch 
> up (IMHO it doesnt) is that it's confusing/not needed/immediatly clear why 
> it's needed.
> AIUI we want to name a variant of Debian, right? So, no modified/additional 
> sources or binaries? (Just a different presentation...) IMO that _is_ Debian. 
> So there is no need for a new name ;-)
> Surely, to be able to point out the difference, some name needs to be found. 
> But I (now) think, the name should be some "random" three letter acronym, but 
> something that clearly emphasizes it's Debian.
> Maybe "Debian Remix" or "Debian (Pure) Blend". Also I think it should be 
> something short, "Debian Integrated Solutions" IMO not only has the 
> disadvantage that some remixes aint solutions, but also that nobody will use 
> it and so we will have to explain DIS again. 
> A name should speak for itself.
> Or am I the only one unhappy with DIS?

Not that I really care. But take a really bad name, such as "SOD"
(subset of Debian), and add beatify it a bit:


  (LIRASOD Is Really A Subset of Debian)

Really, this name game is boring :-)

That said, I do find DIS as confusing as CDD.

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