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  • @joe said in New Audiocast Available Now:

    It's quite the dilemma to have to be secretive in an open community.

    Yep. But I hope that the community will understand why public discussions aren't a good idea in this particular situation.

    So, with the above in mind, I suggest that those who want to submit unique names refrain from doing so here (in public), but instead submit their suggestions to an appropriate person at UBports via private message.

    @UBportsNews: Any suggestions regarding who at UBports would be an appropriate (and willing) person to receive such submissions via private message?


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    @GizmoChicken Have asked the question will get back to you shortly.



  • @UBportsNews said in New Audiocast Available Now:

    @GizmoChicken Have asked the question will get back to you shortly.

    Thanks much.

    If UBports wants input from the community regarding product names, perhaps UBports could establish a dedicated forum user profile (something like "NameSuggestions" or similar) to which such suggestions could be sent via private message. In this way, the individual members of the community can still provide input (without being overheard by squatters) and no one's primary UBports forum account is overwhelmed with name suggestions.



  • Hello, I'm the rain on your parade.

    TL;DR: To be clear, we would not like your name suggestions. People suggesting names puts us in a position of picking tens or hundreds of losers and it's ripe for trolling. We don't want to be in that position. We're not looking for name suggestions and we're not currently seriously discussing a name change.

    A name change is something that has been toyed with for, what has it been... two years, one month, and 8 days. There are many discussions on this forum and elsewhere about it.

    Name change suggestions are vulnerable to trolling by lawyers, domain (and other technical registry) registrars, and mean people. I'm, of course, most sensitive to the "mean people" trolling. Remember the Yunit name and logo survey? After a too-drawn-out process, the decision was ultimately made that no one could agree on a logo and the project was to continue without one. It was a terrible step for the community and everyone who contributed their time. We don't want to repeat that kind of misstep.

    There are two things endemic to every name and logo change:

    1. No one likes the new name
    2. No one likes the new logo

    Ref: Red Hat, VS Code, Google...

    If we will ever change the name of Ubuntu Touch and Unity, the discussions will be quiet and the {legal,technical,PR} machinery of the decision will probably be hidden from public eye. That is antithetical to my normal stance on making decision processes more open and inviting people in... but it is how we will need to handle this kind of transition to avoid as much upset as possible. People will still be upset, just less than if "someone else's idea" beat theirs.



  • @UniSuperBox said in New Audiocast Available Now:

    If we will ever change the name of Ubuntu Touch and Unity, the discussions will be quiet and the {legal,technical,PR} machinery of the decision will probably be hidden from public eye. That is antithetical to my normal stance on making decision processes more open and inviting people in... but it is how we will need to handle this kind of transition to avoid as much upset as possible. People will still be upset, just less than if "someone else's idea" beat theirs.

    I agree 100% that "the discussions [should] be quiet and the {legal,technical,PR} machinery of the decision [should] be hidden from public eye." But I'm less concerned about people being upset, and I'm more concerned about public discussions being overheard by squatters and other related issues.

    For what it's worth, I only suggested that "UBports could establish a dedicated forum user profile (something like "NameSuggestions" or similar) to which [name] suggestions could be sent via private message" because changing names has become a recurring topic and having a dedicated inbox would provide a non-public outlet for those who can't help themselves.

    @UniSuperBox said in New Audiocast Available Now:

    I'm the rain on your parade.

    You'll always be my sunshine. 🌞



  • you're my sunshine my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray...
    We have a new name already either ways 😃 A lot of people are calling it UBtouch... 😝 a new star is born ⭐



  • @hummlbach said in New Audiocast Available Now:

    you're my sunshine my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray...

    I beg you: PLEASE don't Steal My Sunshine!


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    This is a hot topic, but I think it's important to follow what @UniSuperBox has mentioned.

    Great discussion though! There are many other topics that we can discuss openly like:

    • What kind of "bounty" system would be most attractive to developers and non-developers?
    • Critical missing features/apps (related to above point), as also mentioned in the recent Q&A
    • Companies and benevolent dictator(s).

    Thanks for your thoughts, sunshine 🙂



  • @joe said in New Audiocast Available Now:

    I think it's important to follow what @UniSuperBox has mentioned.

    Yes, we should all follow what @UniSuperBox mentioned, namely: "public discussion of potential new names is generally a bad idea." Oh wait, that was me. Carry on. 🕶


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    @GizmoChicken Yes, what you said originally 😛


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