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OpenSUSE & SUSE Linux confusion

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Background

As discussion on the openSUSE mailing list has shown in this thread, there is great confusion as to what openSUSE really is. Some of this stems from naming convention, but also inconsistent usage and statements in FAQ, documentation & press releases.

Option 1 - Leave as is

Any confusion will hopefully clear up over time, as the project matures, and the actual releases from the openSUSE project is made. This means that the openSUSE project releases SUSE Linux OSS, and Novell releases SUSE Linux, no matter what you may see or hear said elsewhere.

Votes

--Riggwelter 18:53, 12 Sep 2005 (+0100)

--Bugi-san 06:37, 13 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Gholmer 11:34, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Option 2 - Name the SUSE Linux OSS distribution openSUSE Linux

This would make it crystal clear that the distribution that the openSUSE project produces is

  1. Produced by openSUSE project
  2. Open Source Software
Votes

--Pflodo 01:15, 12 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Houghi 03:03, 12 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Paka 08:27, 12 Sept 2005 (EST)

--Chahibi 15:34, 12 Sep 2005 (UTC)

--Al Brown 13:39, 12 Sep 2005 (CDT)

--Juergen Weigert 14:14, 13 Sep 2005 (CEST)

--Micah 10:30 14 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Ojkastl 12:31, 16 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Rothware 12:09, 21 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Alecsander 08:06, 23 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Flashmann 06:54, 27 Sep 2005 (MDT)

--Liviudm 00:23, 6 Oct 2005 (MDT)

--Jhoke 08:31, 6 Oct 2005 (MDT)

--Sigloxxiii 08:55, 10 Oct 2005 (MDT)

--matsavhalev 23:27, 10 Oct 2005 (GMT)

--Xenmaster 21:24, 12 Oct 2005 (MDT)

--zekus 16:39, 14 Oct 2005 (MDT)

--Kdupuy9

--Daniel Bornkessel 06:43, 7 Dec 2005 (MST)

--Srinivas 11:26, 7 Dec 2005 (MST)

--kOoLiNuS, 19:36, 7 Dec 2005 (GMT)

--CuCullin 11:59, 12 Dec 2005 (MST)

--linuxjoe 14:07, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Option 3 - Combine and Allow Choice at Install

Just 10.0, no separate 10.0/box/eval and 10.0-OSS. Instead, during package selection at install add an option to check All Packages or OSS Packages Only. If the latter is chosen, user package selections would be made from the OSS subset of All Packages. Only one DVD, set of CD ISOs, ftp tree, etc., to maintain.

Votes

--joines 10:57, 14 Oct 2005 (CST)

--pinkyqueen 09:59, 18 Oct 2005 (CST)

--Walbright 16:13, 20 Oct 2005 (MDT)

--Kentaur 07:24, 30 Oct 2005 (MST)

--Jamadagni 2005-12-16 18:52 UTC+0530 (see comment)

-- HaakonME