Re: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s)
Joel Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org> a écrit:
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 10:33:30AM +0200, Momchil Velikov wrote:
> > How can the use of ``NetBSD'' "dilute" the trademark, when it
> > refers
> > to a piece of the same software ?
> Because 'NetBSD' normally refers to the entire system - kernel, libc,
> userland, pkgsrc (but not the things downloaded and compiled by the use
> of the pkgsrc system), as well as the whole arrangement - just as we
> wouldn't want someone who built an OS running dpkg and APT as the
> package management tools, but didn't follow any of Policy or other such
> things, to call it"Debian".
I agree with you. And this is not only a question of trademark; some users
may be confused too.
What if a user posts in the NetBSD user mailing list an error caused by
a Debian userland tool/library?
On another topic, here is my proposal for new names:
DebNet, DebFree, and DebOpen.
I like the idea of keeping Net, Free and Open as a prefix/suffix, which
is a clear hint to users, without causing a trademark issue.
Xavier de Labouret