[openbeos] Please stop this nonsense.

  • From: Isaac Yonemoto <ityonemo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 12:58:56 -0500 (CDT)

What, exactly, is the purpose of setting a new name, if we're not even
doing distributions?  Won't that really confuse people?  Someone might as
well take WalterOS (or whatever stupid name we put on it) and make a
distro called "OpenBeOS".  I'll bet you whoever does that will have the
most popular distro.

Unless we really have a good name.

Ultimately, we should play on the trope that BeOS had, by using a
super-common grammatical construct.  That's why I suggested "IsOS" --
conjugating 'Be' into the present tense -- the subjunctive nature of the
verb form 'Be' -- might have forshadowed its demise.

TheOS (though I think there already is one)

Or, play off of them in other language, maybe?  (weaker)

KonOS (Japanese)
CetOS (French)

You're losing something real behind the personality of BeOS choices, with
those unelected selections.  They would make great codenames (a la BeOS
Genki-4.5) but in my opinion, not the official name.

It's really really hard to beat OpenBeOS (look at OpenOffice.org)


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