>Where I stand on all those controversial naming fights with RMS on one side…..
“””Intellectual Property”””. It needs triple quotes cause I really don’t like this one. If you really need to group copyright, trademarks, and patents try Intellectual Rights.
Open Source vs Free Software vs FLOSS vs ……… yea. This is a tough one cause the more names you’ve got that mean similar things the more I get confused. FLOSS is the most technically correct in my mind to call GPLed stuff, or perhaps throw a “Perpetual” in there somewhere. I don’t mind using any or all of them, as long as you actually understand the specific license differences!
I consider the GPL to take the future user into account (which I think is great), hence the perpetual. It’s libre always.
GNU/+&Linux So I am running GNU/Gnome/Xorg/Dbus/Gstreamer/OpenOffice.org/Debian/Ubuntu/nVidia/Linux.
And I have no problem saying that because it provides you more information and is more correct than just saying Linux or Ubuntu. The thing is saying Ubuntu implies most of that :).
I’m also fine with the shorthand Linux. I also think a “/” or a “+” isn’t great from a marketing point of view. Although saying I am running a GNU System has a nice ring to it.
Firefox vs Iceweasel. Why is Debian changing large parts of Firefox without trying to upstream the changes? Or if they are trying, are the changes just not good enough?
OpenOffice vs OpenOffice.org I gotta admit I’m crazy, I like OpenOffice.org better when writing, but when talking I usually say it without the .org. It sounds silly and can be confusing.
Pidgin vs Gaim. Look it up, I like the new name.
Apps that start with the library they used to make it vs Apps that have names that let you infer what it actually does
And I also like apps whose name is consistent in the GUI or on the CLI.
What naming throws you off your game? What are your opinions on the above?