[Dev] [votation] Operating system name

Joshua Ismael Haase Hernandez hahj87 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 15:41:07 GMT 2012


I think of «Parabola» as the project and community.

As for the name of the system we are working on
I think it is formally «GNU/Linux-libre».

We could work on other projects, so my vote is for 1.

On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:44:13 -0300, Nicolás Reynolds <fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:19:46 -0500, Luke T.Shumaker <lukeshu at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > What do you want the formal name of the operating system to be?
> >
> > Options brought up so far:
> >  1. "Parabola GNU/Linux-libre"
> >  2. "Parabola GNU/Linux"
> >  3. "Parabola GNU"
> >  4. "Parabola"
> >
> > Both 1 and 2 have been the official official name so far.
> >
> > Our latest news post (about parabola.nu) and the related wiki article
> > both use option 3. (by Charles)
> >
> > Options 3 and 4 have appealed to several of us because it opens the
> > possibilites of other kernels, such as GNU HURD or kFreeBSD.
> >
> > ----
> >
> > My argument for option 4 ("Parabola"):
> >
> >  * It's what we all say anyway.
> >  * In hope of addopting other kernels.
> >  * In agreement with sharkx:
> >    > I voted for parabola.nu because it dose not have gnu in its
> >    > name.  While we follow gnu's philosophy of free software, we are
> >    > not affiliated to the gnu organization as such.  ".nu" has no
> >    > meaning to me.
> >
> > ~ Luke Shumaker
> >
> > Yay for bikeshedding!
>
> I generally think of Parabola as the project (meaning community plus
> specific goals), but I often use it as a shortcut for the system -
> Parabola GNU/Linux-libre. Parabola GNU/Linux always looks misleading,
> since we're using Linux but a specific fork of it, that should me
> mentioned.
>
> If we were going to be a GNU project it's custom to use GNU Parabola,
> not Parabola GNU. This one could refer to the system GNU libs, compilers
> and utils + Hurd, since all of them are GNU projects. This way it should be called
> "Parabola GNU system" or "Parabola's GNU system".
>
> My vote is for Parabola for the project and GNU/Linux-libre for the
> system we're working on :)
>
>
>
> PS: Lots of voting lately, I like the democratic practice :)
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