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Re: Time for a name change?


Is this the Gubuntu referred to earlier:


If so who gave them the legal right to use the name?

I think a lot of people confuse FOSS with the idea of there being no "trademark" protection if you're using FOSS as a dev base. That's not entirely true.

As an example we once had Ubuntu-Lite but Canonical/SABDFL told them to cease and desist so they did.

If we can convince SABDFL that we need to exist it'll be done in short order ............. he's kind of like that ;^)

But I sort of wore out my welcome :^(


--- On Fri, 11/23/12, Michael Heyns <mike.bean.heyns@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Michael Heyns <mike.bean.heyns@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-gnome] Time for a name change?
To: "Lance" <lbsolost@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: ubuntu-gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:34 AM

Hey Lance, and all the others,
Just wanted to add my two cents. I also find the current naming to be a bit confusing with past endeavours. (does Gnomebuntu ring a bell too?)
I agree an original name could be good for defining the flavour. (from a marketing view)
To be honest, I really like Gubuntu. It's simple and relates to other (active) flavours, Lubuntu, Kubuntu.
I really love this project and I enjoy promoting it. I don't do much work so maybe this is a sneaky opportunity to also say thank you to all those involved. Your work is really appreciated.
Mike H.
On Nov 23, 2012 11:54 PM, "Lance" <lbsolost@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Maybe I should say it's past time for a name change ;^)

Using "ubuntu GNOME remix" has resulted in the unfortunate use of UGR as an acronym which could be problematic due to this failed project:


I know becoming an official "flavor" of Ubuntu can be a long drawn out process but I remember using Lubuntu as far back as Lucid even though it didn't become an official flavor until Oneiric:


Why can't we do "Gubuntu"?

Has anyone even asked?

If we can't do that yet why can't we change to using using "ubuntu GNOME desktop" so the new acronym would be UGD?

I really love this project because it will give us the opportunity to more closely interact with the Gnome devs and I'd hope our input can help shape the successful future of Gnome in



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