[Live-demo] Name Change

Bob Basques Bob.Basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Fri Jan 15 10:54:13 PST 2010

How about just plain old "OSGEO-Live" as a title? 


>>> Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:

I'd like to discuss the name briefly. I realize Cameron is on vacation
and probably won't respond for a week, but I don't think that should
hold back at least a discussion. Hopefully we can make a decision by the
Feature Freeze date.

Based on previous conversations I'd like to suggest that we move to
calling the disc/project:
OSGeo-LiveGIS or OSGeo-LiveGeospatial
I think this is fairly important as we need to properly attribute that
OSGeo/FOSS4G is a main driver of this effort and provides infrastructure
for the production(We've been discussing a whole other plan for how to
properly give credit to sponsors and contributors) I realize it's hard
to come up with a name that adequately describes that we have DVD,VM and
USB based distribution methods, but to me those are distribution methods
and we're not focusing on any one so it seems good to just leave that out.

An acceptable alternative would be to come up with a new brand, to
permanently fly under, but this might be very hard to come to agreement
on considering the wide variety of contributors. If we decided to build
a new brand name I think we would also want to move towards becoming a
real project with a PSC, dedicated website, etc.

Version Naming:
Each version(or maybe each year) getting it's own mascot/personalized
name as given by the conference organizers of Foss4G. So Last year's was
Arramagong, and that could carry until the next Foss4G, or the mid
year(between conferences) could just not have one?

Version Numbering, I see several options
By year with counter 2010.1 or 1.2010
By year and month 2010.3
By counter 3.0
I actually like the 1st 2 because it's more clear when the disc was made
and that gives you some idea of what version of software you'll find on
them and how recent the build was, a straight counter while letting you
know how many have been built is going to increment quite quickly and to
mean doesn't really convey much to the end user, it means much more to
the developers.

I welcome your thoughts,
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