Fedora United - the merger of Extras and Core
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From: "David Nalley" <david(a)gnsa.us>
To: <dimitris(a)glezos.com>; <fedora-ambassadors-list(a)redhat.com>;
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] Name for future Fedora distribition?
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> Dimitris Glezos wrote:
> > Well, merging Core and Extras doesn't necessarily mean we should
> change the name
>> of our distribution. I suggest for us to consider the cost in changing
>> the name.
>> The name "Fedora Core" has established a reputation as "The
>> Fedora Project produces". If we completely discontinue the
>> such, then there is no conflict in keeping that name for our
>> distribution. It
>> will simply have a new meaning. Besides, that's what the conscious is:
>> opening up Core; we are not substituting it with something new. We are
>> changing the build processes and mechanisms.
> I think Dimitris is absolutely correct. There is a high cost with
> 'rebranding'. Sometimes rebranding is necessary, but I am not convinced
> that our 'internal process' change (admittedly visible to anyone) is
> cause enough to justify rebranding or the immense effort people would
> have to go through to communicate that to the end user nothing has
> changed, it's merely a process change.
> Since Gregdek has said that it can't be only 'Fedora' or 'Fedora
> and has also stated that '"The Fedora Project" is the umbrella for
> everything that Fedora does.' I think Fedora Core is a very apt (thought
> I suppose I should say yummy instead) name, as producing a
> distribution/collection of packages is the CORE or central focus of 'The
> Fedora Project' .
> David Nalley
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