On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Nelson Marques <nmo.marques(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Is openSUSE ok with the usage of
'borderline' for a derivative? Why I
ask this is because 'borderline' is a mental disturbance and somehow
rare, in a way close to bi-polarity. This is a cool metaphore :)
(borderline-project.eu will come soon).
While I don't get own branding, this will be 'based on openSUSE'.
You're thinking of the term 'borderline personality disorder'.
Borderline because it was originally considered to be on the 'border'
of psychosis due to the presence of some pathological traits. There's
some debate about the term, but it remains unchanged in DSM-V (the
updated psychology diagnosis manual).
The word 'borderline' by itself doesn't really imply the condition. It
means on the edge between two things /border/outline/fringes and can
be used in many contexts.
The 'of questionable nature or quality' definition is probably more of
a concern than the psychological reference.
Just so long as people don't read the name and think of the Madonna song... :)
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