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Re: [Fedora-marketing-list] Re: [Ambassadors] Name for future Fedora distribition?

On 11/30/06, Greg Dekoenigsberg <gdk redhat com> wrote:
On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Chris Negus wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 14:43 -0500, Steve Barnhart wrote:
>> I agree, How about just keeping it Fedora and/or Fedora Linux,
>> everyone knows that and no point in confusing people again. No one
>> really cared about the Core part anyway, IMO it was a stupid name.
> I agree with Fedora Linux. Someone looking for a Linux system that isn't
> already in the choir will find it more easily in searches. Those of us
> who were writing about Red Hat Linux were thrown into naming hell when
> Red Hat Linux shifted to Fedora Core. Fedora Linux would have softened
> the blow.

But, see, that's not even what we're talking about.

So following Chris's logic, maybe we'd fill in values as such:
   X = Fedora 7 Linux
   Y = Fedora 7 Linux Server
   Z = Fedora 7 Linux Desktop

And maybe I buy that for Y and Z... but not for X.  Because people will
say "I want Fedora Linux", and that's not going to be a sufficient answer,
because "Fedora Linux" will just be too damned big.

Every other distribution does this so I really don't see the problem.
Keep the regular name Fedora or Fedora Linux for the entire
distribution and the regular variant will be predefined packages from
the Fedora repository and a special server edition if warranted. I
don't see how Fedora is so different from Debian (which does it this
way I believe), Opensuse, and Ubuntu, all community distributions.

Anyway.  Those are the issues as I see them.  Discuss.  :)


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