Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Lone_Rifle » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:45 am

fireball wrote:
Lone_Rifle wrote:Probably counts as a double post, but I feel WinePort sounds a lot less clumsy
It's a real native english word: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portwine
What you refer to as port wine I usually refer to as port. Hmm.

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Haos » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:58 am

igorko wrote:Portwein afaik is german version of name, and english is Port wine. And reading of word is the same in both cases. And i don't think it would be nice idea to call arwinss with german word.(because Wine also uses english version)
Why cant we call arwinss with a german word?

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Lone_Rifle » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:00 am

As per chatroom discussion, Sangria, since it's Wine with added stuff.

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Haos » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:06 am

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Lone_Rifle » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:29 am

Spritzer. Again, wine with added stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spritzer

"A spritzer is a tall, chilled drink, usually made with white wine and seltzer or club soda."

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by ShamanPL » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:50 am

ROS + Wine => ROSine (Rosine)

It means raisin in German, but I don't think it would be a big problem.

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by led-bloon » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:24 am

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by nicamarvin2005 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:34 am

The word "wine" can't be trademarked because it's a generic word.

I thought about calling the branch WineOS (and Ged proposed this name in #reactos-dev a few days ago) when I was about to commit it, but "WineOS" implies something different, and as OS is usually percepted by its kernel, WineOS would mean some kind of a Linux+Wine monster.
Why is that? I think Wine OS is just fine... :geek:

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by sh4ring4n » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:06 am

Why didn't anyone get vodka yet? :lol:
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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Black_Fox » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:08 am

Lone_Rifle wrote:As per chatroom discussion, Sangria, since it's Wine with added stuff.
+1

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by igorko » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:12 pm

Haos wrote:
igorko wrote:Portwein afaik is german version of name, and english is Port wine. And reading of word is the same in both cases. And i don't think it would be nice idea to call arwinss with german word.(because Wine also uses english version)
Why cant we call arwinss with a german word?
Yes, we can. For example Porsche is german word - and all the world is using it. But try to read it in english. The same with Portwein (ei list man ai ;) ) Project doesn't need problems with how people read Portwein word(a lot of people don't know german language). And also in this case we will lost wordplay with Wine project name.

But it's only imho ;)
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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by fireball » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:16 pm

Lone_Rifle wrote:What you refer to as port wine I usually refer to as port. Hmm.
Yeah, and here we pronounce it as portwein (last part pronounced the "wrong", non-german way).

Bytheway, speaking of what we just discussed about PortWine and Wine, there are two similar examples:
1. AbiWord and Microsoft Word ("Word" itself is not a registered trademark either, look at: http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en ... EN-US.aspx ).
2. OpenOffice and Microsoft Office ("Office" is not a registered trademark).

I doubt those above mentioned projects got approval from Microsoft to use name belonging to Microsoft in opensource projects.
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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by fireball » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:22 pm

[quote="igorko]Yes, we can. For example Porsche is german word[/quote]

Nice example, though Porsche, Mercedes, etc are kind of people names (though it's so branded nowadays that it's hard to imagine a situation if Porsche would be a totally different last name, like "hey, I just bought a nice Bragin Cayenne Turbo" would sound a bit strange ;)) and not real German words having some other meaning.
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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Haos » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:48 pm

igorko wrote: Yes, we can. For example Porsche is german word - and all the world is using it. But try to read it in english.
I do it all the time... as i dont know how Germans pronounce the word Porshe. Half of the world does the same. Janis Joplin didn't have this problem either.
igorko wrote:The same with Portwein (ei list man ai ;) ) Project doesn't need problems with how people read Portwein word(a lot of people don't know german language).
I dont see any problem here. Milions of people do not know english, why dont we bar from using english words then?
igorko wrote: And also in this case we will lost wordplay with Wine project name.
It doesn't get lost, just gets more subtle.

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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Post by Lone_Rifle » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:11 pm

Experience has told me that most technical people are very fond of wordplay, and are sharp enough to pick up the more subtle references. See YACC and Bison, as an example.

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