"UbuntuTouch" name

  • I remember a talk on AppDev channel about UbuntuTouch naming issue, can someone please explain me how it goes ?
    If so are there any new name choosen ?

  • Currently we have an agreement with Canonical that we can use the name. We cannot use the logo with the word Touch too close to Ubuntu in new designs, however. That means, we have to have more space between "Ubuntu" and "Touch" πŸ™‚

    But no worries, this all will be resolved this year I think.

  • @flohack If it is a problem to keep "Ubuntu" why don't we keep the short name UT we all use and make it like utee Utee Or uTee Ubuntu Touch is hard to prononce for me at least :).

  • @lduboeuf we want to ride the wave of the trademark. Ubuntu is known to so many people, you dont need to explain the product in the beginnen, everybody recognizes immediately what that is πŸ˜‰

  • what about just calling this OS Yumi? the robot is the mascotte of the OS, why don't just merge them together (mascotte and OS)? so that the robot can be also the logo of the OS...

  • @Flohack I still maintain that the Ubuntu name is more of a hindrance than a help: I see that we don't get a fraction of the publicity that we should a) because of bad feeling towards Canonical and b) because even journalists think the Touch project is dead: UT is the most advanced OpenSource platform that no one has ever heard of. πŸ˜•

    My advice remains: a complete rebranding, with a name such as OpenOS, or MorphOS .

  • @3arn0wl said in "UbuntuTouch" name:

    My advice remains: a complete rebranding, with a name such as OpenOS, or MorphOS .

    UTopia - It has UT in it and runs on Mir (russian for peace) πŸ˜ƒ

  • Lets avoid any more Utopic Unicorns please.

  • UTterly 😁

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  • @3arn0wl no please, I hate names that ends with OS 😑 πŸ˜‚ , their awful, the name should say it's an operating system imo. Names don't do it for other products/softwares, why should the do it for OSes?

  • I would prefer to stick with ubuntu touch. But if we really shouldn't be allowed to use that, then I would suggest debt - Debian Touch πŸ˜‰

  • @mymike πŸ™‚ I'm not wedded to them!

    The OpenOS name is particularly strong though, because a) it says exactly what the platform is and does, b) elevates the platform from being just one of many, to the OS in the same league as Open Design, Open Science, Open Motors etc.. and c) it's a warm, welcoming word.

    I'm sorry to say it, but I'm going to: whilst Ubuntu is a lovely word and a fantastic idea, Canonical and Ubuntu are only widely known amongst the Linux and Techie communities. Ask Jo/e average in the street: the vast majority of them will have no idea about Ubuntu.

  • I have actually been thinking about this alot in recent days, I talked a friend d I to trying it, the name however puts him off because he is strictly a Windows and Android person, Im thinking "Ultimate Touch" could be a good name, as UT IMO is miles better than Android and iOS, however most of the people I've talked to have told me they're not interested in trying Linux, until I tell them that Android is for all purposes of the argument a Linux distro, albeit a very poorly designed Linux distro, but a Linux distro just the same. So what are your guys' thoughts?

  • Hi guys, I think Ubuntu is a good name, Ubuntu phone was created by the Mark Shuttleworth team, I am proud that they made an alternative to Android and iphone,
    they made a very strong bet on making this operating system, that now we follow the UBport community, I think the name is its origin, where the system comes from, to change the name will not have more impact on the world,

    now I have Ubuntu on my mobile and on my computer.
    I use Ubuntu Mate, but there is also a family behind Ubuntu, ...Gnome, Unity, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu...

    If you talk about Linux, the first word that comes to mind is Ubuntu, although there are many Linux distros and very important, Debian, Red Hat, Fedora Linux Mint......

    I think it's better to continue with the name of the Ubuntu family.

  • @tigerpro I'm afraid calling it β€œUltimate Touch” might attract the wrong sort of attention : )

  • So true @Josele13. And Ubuntu Touch has already established a name for itself.

  • I don't care about names in general as people got used to everything in the past no matter how silly, how boring or how geeky...

    But if a new name is in question... follow the UBports CD (like with the new telegram app) and rebrand it with something like UBtouch or UBphone or UBone (two, three,... X )

    This could be the start of a whole bunch of products like apps, os,... under the UB.. label

    Get rid of Ubuntu, start something new..

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