....speaking of distribution names...
Posted Nov 16, 2003 22:41 UTC (Sun) by frazier
In reply to: ....speaking of distribution names...
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I like GoLinux... ...easy to pronounce, easy to remember. An excellent idea.
As was mentioned, there's a Go!Linux at #82 on the LWN distributions list, but it looks dead.
Here's what http://www.golinux.de says translated to English via Babelfish:
Welcomely on the Website by Helmut Franz
This side is operated privately and contains no commercial interests. It is at present still present in the structure.
If you want to step with me into contact, for this the email address email@example.com is to you at the disposal.
Far contact contacts find you under the menu option contact
In a nutshell, there's no active Go!Linux there. The LWN description for Go!Linux says:
Comes with PC!Linux magazine. German.
is being used as a migration-related resource from tux.org. http://www.golinux.ch/
is a small resource looking independent of tux.org and Go!Linux.
The worst thing I've run across so far about GoLinux is GoLinux.com which is a souless links page but does have links to Linux stuff which may or may not make it fair game under the guidelines of Linux International.
I like the GoLinux name. If GoLinux.com could be secured and whatever naming conflicts could be resolved (not sure about the domain but given the nature of the active GoLinux sites I can see that being a doable task) that would be a nice, marketable, pronounable, usable, GNUable name.
I've obtained blessing for a now long defunct Linux name from LI in the past... ...Jon "Maddog" Hall was great to work with. Don't know exactly what their policy is on situations like GoLinux.com above, though.
If anything else, there's gotta be another name out there (rememberable, readily pronouncable, internally marketable to non-technical people without them thinking "how good can something be with a name like that?"). GoLinux is short, memorable, positive, and easily said. These are good things.
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