[Mageia-marketing] Mageia product naming/scoping

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 30 20:03:41 CEST 2011

2011/3/30 Romain d'Alverny <rdalverny at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 19:31, Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2011/3/30 Romain d'Alverny <rdalverny at gmail.com>:
>> Whatever the discussions here and on -discuss would bring up, it can
>> not be decided at this stage, too many open questions:
>>  - contents of various ISOs
>>  - - main question here: free, non-free, firmware, etc. Only after
>> deciding on this we will know for sure about what kind of ISOs we will
>> need.
> I understand your point, but this is related to media inclusion, not
> to actual ISO contents, neither to how we structure the name used for
> humans, and for file names (there's no notion of whether we have 100%
> free sofftware or not so far in the nomenclature, just DVD, LiveCD and
> regular CD).

What is the difference between "media inclusion" and "ISO contents"?

> Of course, this can still change, but for the sake of simplicity (and
> of our own sanity), I don't expect us to ship 2 distinct sets (pure
> free, and nonfree) of DVD and LiveCD, as that would make 8 images at a
> minimum.

Yes, that's one of my points in the ongoing discussion about this issue.

>> So, IMHO you can use any naming scheme you like, it may have to be
>> changed depending on the outcome of pending discussions (like "Free"
>> or "Complete" or whatever).
> I need one for beta1 already and the proposed one is pretty generic
> (we don't go for "One", "Free", "Powerpack" names for instance, we
> just use an optional "flavour" attribute).

Yes, that's right, I agree with your proposition. I only wanted to say
that there is no real need to discuss this question at length, you can
use this generic scheme until we see what will come up for the final.


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