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Re: Guix and The OS name?

From: Taylan Ulrich Bayirli/Kammer
Subject: Re: Guix and The OS name?
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:29:02 +0300
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Adam Pribyl <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a bit hard time to explain to other people whereas the Guix is
> only a package manager or the name for complete OS and I have to
> confess myself it is not really clear to me too.
> This logo
> says Guix The GNU System, however the text states mostly this is a GNU
> system with Guix, on the other side, the News also points to the GNU
> dmd release on Guix front page too, so it is not only about guix.
> What is then the official naming strategy. Is this all going to be
> named "GNU system" and guix is going to be only a part of it? Or is it
> that Guix itself is the GNU system...?
> "Marketing" only a "GNU system" name is going to be bit hard, if I
> would be asked I would vote for some more unique name like
> GuixOS.. whatever. Or do I miss the point completely?
> Adam Pribyl

Guix is simply both the name of the package manager and the OS.  They
are unlikely to ever get separated so it should be fine, though I also
think it's sub-optimal and it would be neat being able to distinguish
the two; the OS also includes stuff like dmd as you say.


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