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Re: [opensuse-project] Project name and logo discussion
Hi all,

Am 04.06.19 um 18:38 schrieb Klaas Freitag:
Am 04.06.19 um 14:06 schrieb Sarah Julia Kriesch:


In the best case, we are allowed to keep our name and SUSE wants to continue
the cooperation with all the benefits.
The Board is allowed to make all important decisions then.

ownCloud has used the openSUSE project as a role model with the openSUSE
Board and the community. The only difference should be, that partners can
buy one position in the ownCloud Board. Their problem is, that most
Contributors are ownCloud employees.

I am not sure these statements are true. And also I would not call the
ownCloud Foundation a great success so far. Unfortunately.
from what I see so far, the role-model did not work out best for
ownCloud maybe. But I guess to trust Klaas here is not the worst idea.

But for the other fact Sarah stated out - that we are a world-famous and
best-known Linux distribution - I would like you to consider the facts
on this and really ask - is the openSUSE brand a well-known, worldwide
brand? Or is it just SUSE and we are the copycat/free rider along their
fame and marketing department? [1]

Yes, the brand openSUSE is well-known in the openSUSE community. But
changing a name should be quite fast known by everybody in the community.

In the outside-world - the brand openSUSE is barely visible - from what
you can see from the posted statistics. Compared to our
"brand-competitors" if you would like to call them so - like Ubuntu
(market leader) Debian (stable second) and Fedora (even better than us).
Only speaking about, visibility and market-share (which you can measure
from Google Trends) not talking about code quality or technical details.

So if you think of changing a name, make it a BIG press release - and
maybe this will start people looking into openSUSE and actually move the
community forward by adding new people and even more visibility ;).

See it as a chance, not as a burden. If we find a cool and catchy name
for this project, I would vote for taking this opportunity to solve all
those legal issues and use the drives which comes from this media
coverage ;).




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