The voting to choose a name had the following top choices.
1 openSUSE Enterprise Server (OSES) *
2. Geeko Enterprise Linux (GEL) *
Geeko Linux Enterpise Server (GLES) *
GreenOS (GOS) *
5. SINS Is Not SLES (SINS) *
Community Driven Enterprise Linux (CDEL)
Community Enterprise Server (CES)
Yet Another Enterprise Linux (YAEL)
 (only available for openSUSE LTS as openSUSE is trademarked)
 (only available for openSUSE LTS as geeko is trademarked maybe use
 (confusion with green as usually enviromentally linked.)
 (SLES is a possible trademarked)
We have two very strong yet divergent groups.
OpenSUSE LTS. The people supporting this think we should start with openSUSE
11.2. So there is no real need to do much right now as we still have 18+
months till the community needs to take over this to provide longer term
openSLES. The people supporting this think we need to get started right now
and start with SLES 11. Biggest concern is which license we use could be
invalidated by Novell and then access to the updates would become limited or
We have two very strong small groups supporting each. Each group seems to not
want to support the other group. My concern is with this fragmentation that
there will not be enough trackion to make this succeed.
Currently we do not have enough qualified people to do the work to really do an
LTS. But with 18 months till work really needs to be done it is possible to
get the needed man power.
It appears we have enough qualified people to do this, but it is going to take
a while as there are no funds behind this group at the moment so we would need
to use a license from an existing SLES or find someone to donate and purchase a
license. It is highly unlikely to have Novell give us a license as, it is seen
as taking away $$$ from sales of SLES.
So far I have had 80 people respond via the various medium's and there is
exactly 40 people that have expressed a clear choice with approxitmitly 20
other people that are following this without expressing a clear preference.
Question what do you think we should do next?
Will an openSUSE LTS provide a path to SLES or just fill the needs of the
openSUSE community in gaining a longer support window.
What is the most beneficial to the greater openSUSE/SLES community?
Which option is going to be the overall best? What are others opinions on
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