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bla
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:30 pm    Post subject: Release name for future BLAG releases Reply with quote

Good Day All,

For the next several releases, I wanted to get feedback on a release
naming convention that I thought we could use. I wanted to throw out
using a group of artist names from a specific period in Art History. I
did not have specific period in time, but a movement or set of artist
that identify with Free Software in general, is what I had in mind.

Think about it.
Post your feedback.
Let's have a discussion

Koko_the_crazy_koala
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean something like Debian where the version has two names : its number and its nickname?

I can just agree with the idea. I don't even know which is the actual version number of the last stable debian :).

After, for the name, I don't mind using artist names, but why using a certain period of time? And moreover, I don't have any movement that could identify with Free Software. Maybe with freedom in all its forms?

vx
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koko_the_crazy_koala wrote:
After, for the name, I don't mind using artist names, but why using a certain period of time? And moreover, I don't have any movement that could identify with Free Software. Maybe with freedom in all its forms?


An 'artist name' is an egocentric concept more related with individualism, to me doesn't matter who's most famous in any period of western 'art history'


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Junichirô
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, no name!
Saint of Killers
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote we name after super-heroes, Defenders of Freedom. :)
Koko_the_crazy_koala
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
An 'artist name' is an egocentric concept more related with individualism, to me doesn't matter who's most famous in any period of western 'art history'


And why should we take the most famous? For me, it's more giving the name of someone for his ideas, rather than for his fame. But I admit, that it can be a bit risky.

oswaldkelso
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about using names of famous people that fought slavery. Wilberforce, Spartacus, Lilburne, Tubman. etc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_opponents_of_slavery

Saint of Killers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oswaldkelso wrote:
How about using names of famous people that fought slavery. Wilberforce, Spartacus, Lilburne, Tubman. etc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_opponents_of_slavery


Now THAT is a cool idea.


Mind you, I thought mine was cool also, but no-one even responded to it, so i guess none agree. :(

bla
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that abolitionists can be considered defenders of freedom Saint of Killers. I would consider them superheroes in the same context as those in the comics and knowing that they inspired many others and still inspire others fighting today, I think both your ideas touched on good points about how everyday people can do extraordinary things.

Saint of Killers wrote:
oswaldkelso wrote:
How about using names of famous people that fought slavery. Wilberforce, Spartacus, Lilburne, Tubman. etc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_opponents_of_slavery


Now THAT is a cool idea.


Mind you, I thought mine was cool also, but no-one even responded to it, so i guess none agree. :(

extraspecialbitter
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it our intention to abandon the previous practice of naming a BLAG release with a parody of the Fedora release it's based on (i.e. Fedora 9 = "sulphur"; BLAG 90000 = oxygen)? I'm not saying that some of the suggestions aren't good ones, but the previous naming convention acknowledged the source of the release.
Junichirô
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're absolutely right. I forgot that.
oswaldkelso
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fedora 12 (Constantine)
Constantine I, Roman emperor, commonly known as (Saint) Constantine the Great

Surly it has to be Spartacus then :)

vx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oswaldkelso wrote:
Fedora 12 (Constantine)
Constantine I, Roman emperor, commonly known as (Saint) Constantine the Great

Surly it has to be Spartacus then :)


+1 :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oswaldkelso wrote:
Fedora 12 (Constantine)
Constantine I, Roman emperor, commonly known as (Saint) Constantine the Great

Surely it has to be Spartacus then :)


Spartacus has my vote too. :^)

Junichirô
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1
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