[Live-demo] Name Change
hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 16 19:39:30 EST 2010
> How about just plain old "OSGEO-Live" as a title?
This gets my vote. Simple and to the point.
I wonder a bit about the general public who have typically heard
about "GIS" and have a vague idea what it is, but "geospatial"
only beeing a word used by GIS professionals/geogeeks. On the other
hand the apps we ship are not limited to GIS programs.
I'd note that folks doing/sponsoring a conference or otherwise
distribution of it are free to rebrand the thing as they see fit,
under the terms (& spirit!) of the license. Especially if they
are footing the bill for the print run they should feel entitled
to do that.
> Version Numbering, I see several options
> By year with counter 2010.1 [...]
> By year and month 2010.3
Either of these would be better than the current way which
doesn't convey too much useful information to the casual user.
> the more random people stumbling onto it via Google etc the better.
search results are not simply based on the project's name.
as long as our download/wiki page explains it well enough folks will
get the idea and the web search will still work.
> some people just like have a code name for each iteration,
I've always thought that was a bit of a gimic, but whatever.
> if we did something animal related it could help us be creative with
> the desktop art.
When training new folks I've never had such a positive software uptake
as when qgis used to use devel's pets as the version logo. what can I
say? cute kittens sell.
> (I wonder if the disc collection needs some sort of creative commons
The scripting side is already under the LGPL. IMO that is enough.
> I don't think we need "OSGeo" in the name
hell yes we do. The whole point of this project is to showcase
> By not mentioning DVD we are not tiring down our brand to a concept
> which is already going away (I ran a Live DVD course at foss4g this
> year and 10% of the class did not have DVD drives).
hmmm, interesting point. At least for international conference needs
folks are likely to travel with their smallest laptop, which probably
won't have a DVD drive, and will be less likely to in the future.
We should spend time investigating how to do a live USB-drive version,
they aren't as cheap as DVDs but 4-8gb ones are getting cheaper and
with a logo printed on them make for nice reusable handouts.
as for lang=, ISTR in the live-helper help/wiki pages there were
instructions on how to set that from the grub boot> prompt as a kernel
option. That is how the regular ubuntu installer disks must do it I
guess... so just make each target language a boot menu item, or for
e.g. the upcoming german conference just hardcode it there.
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