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Re: [opensuse-project] Project name and logo discussion
  • From: Alberto Planas Dominguez <aplanas@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:03:42 +0200
  • Message-id: <8505866.blhva05nZV@lena>
On Monday, June 3, 2019 10:47:25 AM CEST Tomas Chvatal wrote:

I will not add much for the discussion as Richard quite nicely
explained why it would make sense to re-brand everything. OTOH indeed
we would completely lose all the browine points we have right now with
the openSUSE name.

I am also concerned about this too.

Over the time openSUSE drag a bit of good and bad press.

For one side the project have one of the coolest set of technology stack that
I am aware of (OBS, openQA, linuxrc, YaST, zypper / libsolv, Factory /
Tumbleweed, MicoOS, ...) I am not sure that this is widely known outside the
project by the casual Linux user.

But on the other side the name have some old history. SUSE is an old company,
and openSUSE is perceived as a traditional distribution, instead of the highly
innovative distro that is today. Also mistakes has been done.

Changing the name will make openSUSE to lost a bit of his/her good history,
but will give the chance to the marketing guys to re-orientate some of the
messages, and provide a more up-to-date perception of what is the project

What I would like to see is to have a proper vote in helios (like when
we vote for board members) first with 'rename/no rename' and if rename
wins then with the various possible names to be selected.

I agree. But I would like to have a bit more discussion to be aware of the
implications of changing the name.

I am still ambivalent, and I am not sure what I will vote.

Also given the importance of the first decision it would be nice to
have something more than 50% of the votes but to make sure we have more
than X of the all electorate voting and (to avoid brainsplit when we
could get 50.2% in favor of one option).

This sound like a referendum : ) But I agree, quorum and vote difference is
relevant here.

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