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Re: [opensuse-project] Project name and logo discussion
  • From: Knurpht-openSUSE <knurpht@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:39:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <59989438.hj3D38IejK@knurpht-hp>
Op maandag 3 juni 2019 10:33:12 CEST schreef Ancor Gonzalez Sosa:
On 6/3/19 8:01 AM, Stasiek Michalski wrote:

I am myself afraid of this email, because this is about the basis of the
community, distributions, plans for foundation etc...

Unlike I usually do, I will keep it short.

More important than the name itself however is to decide if we want to
the logo and/or the name at all, or we want to leave everything as is.

I wouldn't change the name. I wouldn't destroy a brand just because is
similar to SUSE. In fact, I believe the distance between SUSE (the
company) and openSUSE (the project) is properly represented by the
distance between both names/words (different enough but with 50% of
shared DNA/letters).

I'm all for changing the logo. Both logos are basically identical and
the openSUSE logo needs to be adapted to the present times. Whether SUSE
decides to modernize their logo or not is not our business, but I think
openSUSE needs to do so.

Personally, I'm with Anchor here. On both matters. Albeit, that I could see
and openSUSE Foundation, where the distro names would be reduced from openSUSE
Leap -> Leap and openSUSE Tumbleweed -> Tumbleweed.

Having said that, I also think all this should be a community decision. And we
may need some time discussing our options / ideas / opinions.

About capitalization: This is different in various languages, journalistic
writing rules etc. F.e. dutch rules prescribe capitalization at the beginning
of a sentence, some EN speaking countries do as well. Had to find out myself
two years ago when co-writing an article in the dutch c't.

Gertjan Lettink a.k.a. Knurpht
openSUSE Board Member
openSUSE Forums Team

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