Re: Bug#378167: ITP: sudoku -- console based sudoku
On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 23:25:53 +0200,
Nicolas François <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 05:34:16PM +0200, Nacho Barrientos Arias wrote:
> > Nicolas François <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > * Package name : sudoku
> > Isn't this package name too general? I know that the upstream name is
> > this but, can't be (this name) improved to became an official Debian
> > package?
> I would have prefered a suggestion ;)
> Would sudokurse be better?
> Should the binary be renamed too?
Just for the record:
Sudoku is the name coined by Nikoli, the puzzle magazine which introduced
the puzzle from the US to Japan. Like all other stuffs from Japan, it is
not originated from Japan. I am not a lawyer, but if you package it,
expect a submarine patent.
Sudoku is the abbreviation of "Suji wa dokusin ni kagiru", which means
"a digit is best if it is not married", which implies that there is only
one digit in each grid of the puzzle. Only the editors of Nikoli use
the name sudoku; others call the puzzle "nampure", which is the Japanese
abbreviation of "number place", which is believed the original name
of the puzzle.
Oohara Yuuma <email@example.com>
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
--- William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer-Night's Dream"