Something I just now realized, OB(*) may not be the best naming convention (it's a tampon brand).
Good idea iMBeCil! Add the -ian from Debian and you have "Obsidian Linux." Works for me! Also, obsidian is dark in color, the dark side is strong...
Last edited by snowpine (2015-02-08 00:07:12)
Hi Imbecil, agree that names are important.
But, what about LXDE for example? That's also an OB based desktop environment. #! and derivatives don't have a monopoly on openbox.
Things are still pretty chaotic round here, but if a large section of the #! community seem to be coming together around a stable-based #!-like distro, then, sure, choosing a good name is an early priority!
Last edited by johnraff (2015-02-07 23:58:21)
I hate to be the one to do this, but to avoid collision, Janus is a film company (sorry).
Edit to add, that's something else to check on too, to see what kind of use a name already has. Some stuff probably isn't important, but some may cause an issue.
Keep 'em coming though. FWIW another project I'm in took about two weeks to name and it ended up as a combo of ideas so this still isn't something that is so rushed as to pick a final name just to have one (which is the flexibility of temporary working names).
Spins on OB- I like Obsidian for a spin tracking sid btw:
a Japanese gold coin, rectangular in shape, that is no longer in common usage and is only used as a ceremonial or special contribution
obligato- musical term meaning required in a performance.
Oberon- (in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania
In honor of or French #! friends
objet d'art- a small object considered to be of artistic worth
objet- a decorative object that is meant to be exhibited or open to view
Just a few words starting wirh OB culled from an online dictionary.
Thanks for suggestions ... Perhaps it doesn't have to be final name, but a working name ... to begin with something.
@chillicampari: didn't know that (which smiley to put here?)
@snowpine Excellent suggestion. If one asks me, that's perfect. (Or objessian ...)
@johnraff Don't really dig your comment ... Yes I know there are OB distros as well ...
@hinto Nice name, but if new spin is based on OpenBox, then I think it should be made 'selling-point' of the distro, and add it somehow in the name. I mean, how many non-bloat minimalistic openbox debian distros are there? Not many.
@IP It might be only me, but my brain constantly loose letter 'J' from your suggestion ... Although, 'Janice' would be good, too.
As for idea-based what really jumps out to me is the word "Community"
A quick check for synonyms turns up the word "Syndicate"
So partly inspired by CBiz babbles and likely a bit out in left field:
Syndicate of Incredible Nixers
Tagline: Come experience the dark side.
Boats and ships have been mentioned a couple of times in threads as metaphors, but I think we should think more about the wood and parts and reusing what we have for something more like creating a village. A spin could be part of that (and probably should) but we are not locked into one single thing.
Have a good night's sleep and catch ya later.
You mean the Ark? Ahh the Deluge is coming and I don't mean the bittorrent client.
OMG it's the great flood run for the hills and Death rode a pale pony!
This is no time for panic.
^Awesome and yes that's it, thank you pvsage.