Kubuntu future and the name itself

Ryan Gauger rtgkid at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 17:50:18 UTC 2012

On 04/11/2012 12:43 PM, O. Sinclair wrote:
> On 11/04/12 19:34, Jim MacLeod wrote:
>> On Wednesday 11 Apr 2012 11:53:41 O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> It seems exciting times are coming to Kubuntu as from release 12.10
>>> there will be a new corporate sponsor, namely Blue Systems. This was on
>>> Planet KDE, written by Jonathan Riddell:
>>> http://blogs.kde.org/node/4565
>>> In an earlier posting Jonathan mentioned the thought of changing 
>>> name of
>>> the distro since it will not be as tied up to Ubuntu as before.
>>> I kind of support that - where as Ubuntu is a word in a language and 
>>> has
>>> a meaning, Kubuntu (and Xubuntu, Lubuntu et al) does not in themselves
>>> mean anything. Think Linux Mint rather, still ubuntu based but with a
>>> name that actually sort of means something.
>>> I am not sure if Jonathan was serious or just going wild that day but I
>>> think it is not a bad idea. What does the list think?
>> Blue Linux ..  Bluebuntu .. Blue-KDE ?
> I was in on the lines of Star OS, Star Linux, Stellar OS, Stellar 
> Linux - something like that. Nice, strong and shiny so to speak. If 
> Kubuntu is a registered name then I am pretty sure so is KDE ;-)
I strongly disagree with changing names. Just because it has changed 
hands does not mean it has to change names too. The public knows it as 
Kubuntu, let's keep it that way. It is still based off Ubuntu using the 
beautiful KDE desktop environment. The public may think that Kubuntu is 
no longer around and that "Blue Linux, Bluebuntu, whatever you will call 
it" is a completely new distro, when in reality, is really Kubuntu in 
disguise with a new name and a new sponsor. I like having a sponsor such 
as Blue Systems, but a new name is not needed, actually, Kubuntu is 
needed, because that is what it is and was called ever since it was 
created. It is an official Ubuntu distro, let's keep the name the same. 


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