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

Dale Huckeby spock at evansville.net
Sun Feb 13 02:03:47 CET 2011

On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Michael Scherer wrote:

> On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:00:09 +0100, Rémi Verschelde wrote:
>> 2011/2/11 George J. Walsh <gjwalsh at dscvcp.org>:
>>> Or maybe, with tongue in cheek, PackRack?
>>> I get a little weary of the app thing (too much of the Apple core in
>>> there!) A package is a pack and a rack is where one stores one's packs.
>>> George
>> I'm not too fond of the App-Whatever either, sounds too Apple-ish to me.
>> I don't really like terms such as Store or Market which evocate buying
>> stuff, I think the main purpose of Mageia-app-db will be to install
>> free/non-free but free of charge softwares.
> Well, to me, the name market and all of it connotations is quite consumerist, 
> and
> doesn't really fit with the spirit of a community distribution, based on 
> collaboration
> more than pure commercial exchange as the various proposed name implies.
> When samuel presented his idea, I was quite interested because it would 
> allows me as a packager
> to find who would be ok to test packages, to collaborate when i need 
> confirmation for a bug
> and so on.
> But it seems that the vast majority of proposal are geared toward replicating 
> the model
> of Apple Appstore, Google market and others :
> - app market, app box, software database, app center, Appworld, software 
> portal.
> Where is the collaboration in all of this ?

How about MagicAp, then?

Dale Huckeby

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