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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:41 pm
by gabrielilardi
Hi everyone,
We need your help with these two requests:

#1 Arwinss New Name:
As you've seen from the latest arwinss post, we need a new name that's more English friendly and pleasant to be heard/seen.

#2 Arwinss Logo:
Those with design skills could you please make a logo?
That could be used as a wallpaper, bootscreen (few colors here), and somewhere on the menues/backgrounds.

You have time until April 24th 2011.

Please post here your proposals (New Name / Logo), we'll choose the top 5, then we'll make a poll to choose the best.

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:01 pm
by The123king
Brandy/Cognac

As an alcoholic beverage, it's basically distilled Wine. As ARWINSS is essentially "purified" (AKA more NTish) WINE, I believe that this is a very good term to use.

Logo-wise, why not use an artistically styled "snifter" glass surrounded by "electrons" ala the ReactOS logo

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:47 pm
by led-bloon
FineWine or FluidWine?

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:07 pm
by DangerGround
SparklingWine, Sekt or Champagne
basicly it's the same, important point is, it's fermentated twice, wine is only once, so it's kind of superior to it :)

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:23 pm
by gabrielilardi
Here I go, related and not to Wine: :)
- ReWine
- Wine-R
- Altern8
- Carrousel
- Beverage
- Fruit/y Juice
- Fruity Wine

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:35 pm
by bqqqaez
Drink OS :)

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:35 pm
by phy_lbc
DangerGround wrote:SparklingWine, Sekt or Champagne
basicly it's the same, important point is, it's fermentated twice, wine is only once, so it's kind of superior to it :)
Champagne seems appropriate if you think about how the win32 implementation was derived. Running with that idea, for the logo you could have a champagne glass, bubbly champagne inside (would represent ReactOS - the bubbles would seem like a reaction, hence ReactOS), maybe tilt it in the other direction to the wine logo as a nod of acknowledgement to them.

And also champagne is more sophisticated beverage than wine anyway.

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:40 am
by Lone_Rifle
Probably counts as a double post, but I feel WinePort sounds a lot less clumsy than abragin's proposal of PortWine. Perhaps consult with the Wine guys regarding this, since it involves their libraries and they may have some ideas, or more importantly, reservations about the use of their name on a derivative project?

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:55 am
by fred02
Lone_Rifle wrote:Probably counts as a double post, but I feel WinePort sounds a lot less clumsy than abragin's proposal of PortWine.
I think it is on purpose, since in English Porto wine is just "Port wine" (w/o the "o").

Also, I think that sweet, fortified wines, like Porto, are quite popular in Russia. So my guess is that fireball thought quite a bit about this one. 8-)

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:17 pm
by fred02
Lone_Rifle wrote:Perhaps consult with the Wine guys regarding this, since it involves their libraries and they may have some ideas,
Why would there be any problems with that? Both projects are GPL and Arwinss code is available. Although we could use their ideas and manpower. :D
Lone_Rifle wrote:more importantly, reservations about the use of their name on a derivative project?
Indeed this might be tricky, and while it sound ridiculous to be able to copyright a generic word, a certain software company was successful in enforcing it on their brand of transparent openings in walls. :mrgreen:

Oh, while we are on it: PortOSwine (to better reflect that it is not merely a port, but a full and stand-alone system).

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:39 pm
by fred02
Lone_Rifle wrote:As a native English speaker, PortWine sounds a little cumbersome compared to WinePort.
How about WinePortOS then?
The problem I see with this one is that it "sounds" like it originated from Wine project.

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:34 pm
by oldman
Oh, while we are on it: PortOSwine
What about the abuse of this name, PortO Swine!
The enemies will have a field day!

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:11 pm
by bqqqaez
fred02
Why would there be any problems with that? Both projects are GPL and Arwinss code is available.
The trade mark property doesn't has no relation to the GPL license.

Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:53 pm
by ironek69
Just a try:
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Re: Arwinss : Alternative names + logo request

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:24 pm
by fireball
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.