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Re: Name poll (Was: New name: Call for opinions)

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On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 09:03:37AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
>Hi all,
>I apologise in advance for sending a negative email, but…
>Le Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 02:32:38PM +0200, Andreas Tille a écrit :
>>    Debian Pure Blends            16 votes
>>    Debian Spins                  14 votes
>>    Integrated Debian Projects    12 votes
>>    Debian Slice                  12 votes
>>>   http://doodle.ch/ggey86bvqnmcnuyb
>I personnaly dislike "Blend", but will not oppose if I am only part of a
>small minority.
>Before this discussion, I did not know what a blend is, apart that it is
>used for whiskies. I checked the dictionary, and its fundamental meaning
>is a mixture of different things. I strongly recommend to try to write
>down an explanation of what a Debian Pure Blend is

I coined the name Debian Pure Blends.

Later same day (mostly during our walk back from the dinner restaurant) 
I refined it to be the _marketing_ term, tied with the _technical_ term 
"Debian-packaged, Debian-configured and Debian-distributed".

The marketing is intended primarily to be catchy and secondary to not 
point clearly towards something with an well-defined other meaning.

The technical term is intended primarily to define clearly what it 
consists and secondary to allow for a catchy abbreviation:

The marketing name should have no abbreviation, but the technical term 
could be written "DDD" (playing with the SPARS code[1]).

One could even expand it further, e.g dscribe currently released 
Skolelinux distribution is an "AAA": it contains "alternative" packages 
not officially released in the same packaging branch as is the main 
source of packages, it configures some of those packages in ways 
forbidden by Debian policy, and it is distributed on non-Debian media.

...so it is "blending" (a.k.a. "composed of") Debian, but is not pure.

Hope that clarifies.

  - Jonas

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPARS_Code

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