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  • #11
    Michael, there is typo
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post

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    • #12
      Originally posted by ultimA View Post
      Product manager: We need this product to be more present in the media but we have nothing to show. What story should we publish?
      Marketing: Let's rename it.
      You failed to read the current situation.

      UBPorts project is a third party community that took over the sources of the Unity 8 project that was discarded by Canonical. It's fitting to give this project their own name as it is now their project.

      Also to distance it from all the hate that usually (and rightfully) surrounds Canonical stuff.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by devius View Post
        I hope they can make it usable on the desktop since I still prefer Unity to any other DE but it's not getting any more updates, so I'm sure it will just stop working at some point.
        As long as it is maintained it should not stop working. Isn't that the whole point of "being maintained"?
        They might not be able to develop it much further but they can probably keep it working like KDE3/Trinity and GNOME2/MATE projects are doing.

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        • #14
          I'm sorry, but as much as I like the project and Unity 8, I really don't like the new name.

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          • #15
            FOSS projects take the cake when it comes to outrageously stupid names. Anyway it fits in this case.

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            • #16
              not like killing a software with a really bad name who nobody remembers

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              • #17
                Originally posted by mos87 View Post
                FOSS projects take the cake when it comes to outrageously stupid names. Anyway it fits in this case.
                There is one thing: We cannot afford any dispute over trademarks. FOSS stupid names are sometimes taken as the chance is high they would not infringe any worldwide registration. That´s really a big concern. UBports is a charitable foundation now under German law, you can be 100% that some lawyers would find it worth to pull us to court if we do any slight mistake with that. So we also did not check all trademark registers for Lomiri, but we are pretty confident to be worry-free for the next years.

                So basically its my assumption that other projects have to do the same: This world is unforgiving when it comes to making quick money with trademark disputes. Better stay away from them.
                Last edited by Flohack; 28 February 2020, 07:29 PM.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                  Also to distance it from all the hate that usually (and rightfully) surrounds Canonical stuff.
                  The hate was always overblown. Some of it came from elitist aholes who just liked to hate on Ubuntu because it was a "n00b" distro and others hated on Canonical whenever they tried to do something unique and independent. I personally didn't care for the whole Unity/"convergence" thing they tried to do, but I didn't hate on them for it. It was their choice.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by DanL View Post

                    The hate was always overblown. Some of it came from elitist aholes who just liked to hate on Ubuntu because it was a "n00b" distro and others hated on Canonical whenever they tried to do something unique and independent. I personally didn't care for the whole Unity/"convergence" thing they tried to do, but I didn't hate on them for it. It was their choice.
                    It was never overblown. Canonical tries to do things that harm the free desktop community (e.g. Mir, CLAs, Snap etc)

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by DanL View Post
                      The hate was always overblown.
                      The hate is rightful, they always reinvent the wheel and always end up with sub-optimal half-ass solutions that they eventually drop.

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