[Mageia-discuss] A name for mageia-app-db

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Feb 11 11:53:28 CET 2011

Le jeudi 10 février 2011 à 23:58 +0100, Samuel Verschelde a écrit :
> As Marcello pointed out, mageia-app-db is not the best name we can find for our 
> application database.
> So let's try to find one :)
> Some constraints :
> - preferably a name without "Mageia" in it. Why ? Because this tool could be 
> used for various distributions. Of course, the Mageia instance will have 
> Mageia's logo and name on it (and we are creating it as a part of the Mageia 
> project), but if someday another distribution wants to use it, it will feel 
> weird to have Mageia in the application name. In fact, I already plan to run 
> instances of the application for opensuse, fedora and mandriva (no, nobody 
> asked me to do it, but it will be easy to do, and this will help me keep in 
> mind that the application must not entirely depend on distribution specific 
> stuff, or only via modules/plugins). 
> - a name with a meaning carrying at least some part of the goals of the 
> application, but without forgetting that it's still an application (and 
> packages) database.

What about adding : 
- a name that could inspire a logo
- a name that is not trademarked
- a name that is not already used on freshmeat nor as a package on the
major distro

Michael Scherer

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