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Re: [opensuse-marketing] Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Proposed OBS rename / + BRETZN name
On 2/4/11 8:29 AM, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
On Thursday 03 February 2011 23:50:27 Paul Elliott wrote:
Why not use both names? Then one could use either name depending on the
political context.

"open-buildservice for historical reasons also called

"opensuse-buildservice for marketing reasons also called open-buildservice"

There could be a virtual project so that people trying to install would
always do the right thing no matter what named was used.

Hmmm, that would only complicate things. Kurt has a point, as does Bryen - we
can call the technology Open Build Service and we have an instance wich is the
openSUSE BS. Still I'd call it all the Open Build Service which has an
instance free-to-use on - to make sure ppl realize that the
instance on buid.o.o is ALSO cross-distro! If we point out that the Open Build
Service is there 'for all distro's' but still say 'openSUSE build service'
when referring to build.o.o we're still having the same issue. After all,
while it's fine if ppl run their own instance of OBS, we have the biggest
opportunity of turning them into contributors if they're on build.o.o!

So to cut to the chase and avoid further bikeshedding*, let me propose the

OBS will from now on officially be known as Open Build Service. is openSUSE's OBS instance.

If any of the core OBS developers have strong objections, please say so. If
not, let's say this decision is made - I don't really see why the whole
project has to be involved in that decision. It's your build service, the
marketing team advices a name change - you decide. Project gets notified. No
reason to let another 500 people give their opinion (and bother the other 499
with that). Who codes decides, bottom up, independent teams, all that ;-)




I am sure this will be a topic to discuss at FOSDEM, unfortunately Adrian will not be there.

That said, I agree with Jos that a "rebranding" of you will of OBS is a good thing. I have demoed OBS many times to people and the instant reaction is: " Oh, I thought it was only for openSUSE."

Ultimately, its for the OBS developers to decide.

I'll shut up now and hope this thread ends.


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