[Live-demo] Name inconsisetnecies

Brian M Hamlin maplabs at light42.com
Fri Nov 3 08:51:29 PDT 2017

Hi Vicky -  you are right, these are not cleaned up.. they were 
created at different times in the history of the project. 
live-demo   comes from the very early roots, when the OSGeo hackers 
and the Arramagong project joined
Live GIS disk or disc   is a generic name. The wikipedia article on 
that topic shows six other projects like this one. 
OSGeo-Live  has the hyphen, and is this project, but I believe we 
decided that the hyphen is more trouble than it is worth. 
The hyphen is a written, human convention that tries to be good 
grammer. In the age of Internet, it is better to remove the hyphen 
because not all search and database systems carry to along as expected. 
osgeolive   is a primitive, simplistic tag, for the most primitve 
communications systems.. like IRC
the remaining two, OSGeo Live  and  OSGeoLive  are both flawed, but 
are the closest to the real project,
  moving forward, I believe that this project will split, by decision 
or simply in fact. 
The Debian repository is not run by OSGeo, and is named with Debian 
The Ubuntu repository may or may not be run by OSGeo, and is a backport 
of the shipping Live, in practice. 
The new OSGeo web site should link directly to the docs, making the 
docs their own project alone. 
The remaining  "Live Demo" continues, but the form factor, method to 
try and deliver to users, and other
components are ripe for invention at this time. 
  formal names for each of these things are needed, in my opinion. 
  best regards from Berkeley, California
    --Brian M Hamlin
On Fri, 3 Nov 2017 08:29:53 -0600, Vicky Vergara <vicky at georepublic.de> wrote:

I am confused with the name of our project:
OSGeo-Live: is used on the documentation (with a dash) & We applied 
using the dash
OSGeo Live: is used on the logo (no dash, dont know about space)
OSGeoLive: is used on gogs & GitHub (no dash no space)
osgeolive: is used on IRC
demo-live: is used in the mailing lists
Live GIS disc: is used in the wiki


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