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    Re: Status of name

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Still no word from Jane about our appeal to keep ubuntuzilla. I think we should just consider doing an entirely different name altogether--one that neither employs Ubuntu nor Mozilla in its name.

    Would it be silly to do some kind of acronym like OBIS (Official Build Installation Script)?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBIS


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    Re: Status of name

    Quote Originally Posted by yabbadabbadont View Post
    Doh!

    I'll have to do some more brainstorming.

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    Re: Status of name

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Doh!

    I'll have to do some more brainstorming.
    heh well, since their OBIS has nothing to do with software installation, ubuntu, or mozilla, i don't think that a name conflict would be of import (even apple was allowed to use the apple name at the same time as apple records, as long as they didn't get into the music business). so if OBIS ends up as the best alternative, then this oceanography OBIS is no reason to pass it by. (but then again, IANAL, so...)

    anyway, i think we should see what we get from jane about this before we start thinking about other names (though i suppose as an exercise in creativity it wouldn't hurt anyway)

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    Re: Status of name

    I agree fully.

    If I come up with anything clever in the meantime, I'll post it here.

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    Except that that OBIS is the name of an oceanography software system, so that would most likely prevent you from obtaining a trademark. You can only reuse a name as long as it is not already used in a related paradigm. I had to listen to the company's trademark attorney drone on about this subject for (what seemed like) hours one time...

    Turned out that the name they company wanted to use for a software product was in use, but by a company that produced the walls for toilet stalls. We programmers thought that made it oddly appropriate.

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    Re: Status of name

    Quote Originally Posted by yabbadabbadont View Post
    Except that that OBIS is the name of an oceanography software system, so that would most likely prevent you from obtaining a trademark. You can only reuse a name as long as it is not already used in a related paradigm. I had to listen to the company's trademark attorney drone on about this subject for (what seemed like) hours one time...

    Turned out that the name they company wanted to use for a software product was in use, but by a company that produced the walls for toilet stalls. We programmers thought that made it oddly appropriate.
    hehe well... thanks for pointing it out, then

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    Re: Status of name

    What about something like slickupdate or easyzilla?

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    Re: Status of name

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    What about something like slickupdate or easyzilla?
    interesting... i'm liking these alternatives.

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    Re: Status of name

    Well, at first I was a bit demoralized by Jane's rejection of our proposed name (I kind of liked that name), but having a name unassociated with Ubuntu also leaves things more open. What if this script gets ported to other Debian-based distros, for example (which I'm not 100% about, but I'd think would just entail changing sudo to su). Who knows?

    If I come up with other possibilities, I'll post them here. Same for you, I hope.

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    Re: Status of name

    slickupdate seems to be available, but easyzilla appears to be in use as a domain name for an "adult" website.

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