Renaming of Ion3 in Debian

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What name should Debian use?

Poll ended at 2007-05-14 12:23

Union (both "un-ion" and a pun on what is actually a "fork")
8
26%
Fission (pun on a particle "breaking up")
10
32%
Radical (pun on "radical ion" + managing the root ("radix") window)
0
No votes
Ion3-deviant (play on Debian + variant and the idea that modified versions are broken)
0
No votes
Iceparticle (following an established trend...)
13
42%
 
Total votes : 31

Renaming of Ion3 in Debian

Postby benh » 2007-05-07 12:23

The author of Ion has imposed new conditions on use of its name that mean Debian can no longer distribute it under this name.

Thanks to Markus Fleck-Graffe for the first three name suggestions.

Feel free to write-in additional suggestions. If there's a really good name, I reserve the right to pick that and disregard the poll results.
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Postby ksandstr » 2007-05-07 14:31

My WIPO would be "notion", as in "not ion". I'd also vastly prefer "fission" over "union" due to obvious difference in meaning.
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Postby AgenT » 2007-05-07 16:47

Why do people add such naming clauses? There is no need for it. That is what trademarks, etc. are for.

Since this is Ion3, how about:
NO3 (nitrogen ion)
proton (meh)
ionWM (most obvious to people searching the wm)
Out of those listed in the poll, fission is best. Personally I like ionWM.
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Postby DeanLinkous » 2007-05-07 17:21

Non-ion Nonion N-onion .....
I suck at names!
fusion...
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Postby benh » 2007-05-07 17:26

AgenT wrote:Why do people add such naming clauses? There is no need for it. That is what trademarks, etc. are for.

Since this is Ion3, how about:
NO3 (nitrogen ion)
proton (meh)
ionWM (most obvious to people searching the wm)
Out of those listed in the poll, fission is best. Personally I like ionWM.


There is no naming clause and this is based on a trademark claim.
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Postby DeanLinkous » 2007-05-07 17:37

Is the code significantly changed?
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Postby joeyh » 2007-05-07 18:02

Still a fan of this suggestion by Clint. Like an onion, ion is not fun for the uninitiated, but craved by those who know it. Plus some analogy could be drawn between tabs and an onion's layers.
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Postby llivv » 2007-05-07 18:57

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Postby AgenT » 2007-05-07 19:54

Onion makes me think of anonymity and the internet (think Tor and Onion Routing). Other than that, it is a nice and simple name. But I am still sticking to ionWM ;)

In terms of the clause statement, that is actually what I meant. I just did not word my response correctly.

Quoting the Ion3 website: "Distributors should pay heed to the name policy notice in the LICENSE file."

Quoting the LICENSE file:
The code of this project is "essentially" licensed under the LGPL, version
2.1, unless otherwise indicated in components taken from elsewhere. It is
reproduced below. Additionally, the following terms apply to the use of
the names Ion, Ion3, and other derived names:
"Essentially" :roll:
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Postby tuomov » 2007-05-07 20:00

Only "radical" and "iceparticle" are acceptable names. The rest are GAIM vs. AIM all over again, or worse.
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Postby Vergil » 2007-05-07 20:08

pion
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Postby AgenT » 2007-05-07 20:45

Vergil wrote:pion
Nice! Pion is only a Peon. ;)
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Postby thamarok » 2007-05-07 20:53

Why just an ion? Why not atom, molecule? AtomWM, MoleculeWM, AtomculeWM, Magnesiumoxide?
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Postby AgenT » 2007-05-07 21:27

thamarok wrote:Why just an ion? Why not atom, molecule? AtomWM, MoleculeWM, AtomculeWM, Magnesiumoxide?
An advantage to a name which has ion in it, such as Pion, is that searching for ion will result in pion.

For a few completely different names:
TileWM (from description: "Ion is a tiling tabbed window manager designed with keyboard users in mind.)
KeyWM
KWM (for Keyboard WM)

Onion sounds nice too. OnionWM.
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Postby Pobega » 2007-05-07 21:48

I kind of like OnionWM, I don't know why. I just think it's a very catchy name.
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