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From Taher Alkhateeb <slidingfilame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is the "Apache OFBiz" product?
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:21:13 GMT
Very interesting, Michael's work actually made me realize that we should
think about the name differently.

Given our discussion in another thread about breaking down the repositories
into multiple chunks (http://markmail.org/message/bjvqu23ofwzuk57y) I think
we should consider multiple names for multiple purposes.

Maybe this thread started a little bit early because we did not yet decide
on how to break the code. But if we break the code similar to the way it
was discussed in the above thread, then maybe we should have multiple names:

layer 1: The Apache OFBiz Enterprise Automation Framework
layer 2: The Apache OFBiz Data Model And Service Library
layer 3: The Apache OFBiz ERP Application
layer 4: The Apache OFBiz Plugins

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Gavin Mabie <kwikstore@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Michael. The list makes the differences stand out clearly.
>
> Gavin
>
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM, Michael Brohl <michael.brohl@ecomify.de>
> wrote:
>
> > addition: I took the freedom to adjust the uppercase/lowercase of the
> > proposals.
> >
> >
> > Am 14.01.17 um 10:53 schrieb Michael Brohl:
> >
> > Thanks for starting this initiative, Jacopo.
> >>
> >> I have started a compilation of the proposals and suggestions coming out
> >> of this discussion here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/x/IBUIB
> >>
> >> @Sharan: I thought it's agood place to put it under your drafts tree,
> >> please suggest another place if it does not fit.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Michael
> >>
> >>
> >> PS: Searching for a good place, I found our Wiki layout is a mess...
> time
> >> to clean up and re-structure. But that's another discussion ;-)
> >>
> >>
> >> Am 11.01.17 um 14:51 schrieb Jacopo Cappellato:
> >>
> >>> *Rationale*
> >>>
> >>> "Apache OFBiz" is one of our trademarks. And we apply it to our project
> >>> and
> >>> product; we say:
> >>> 1) the "Apache OFBiz" project or the "Apache OFBiz" community
> >>> 2) the "Apache OFBiz" product (i.e. the downloadable software package
> >>> that
> >>> we release)
> >>>
> >>> While #1 is pretty much a satisfactory definition, I find that
> "product"
> >>> is
> >>> a too generic term and that we could find and agree upon a more precise
> >>> and
> >>> "official" definition.
> >>> It is worth noting that the trademark best practices says that you
> should
> >>> never use the trademark on a product as a noun but rather as an
> >>> adjective.
> >>> So for example:
> >>> - this is *not* correct (noun): "download Apache OFBiz from here"
> >>> - this *is* correct (adjective): "download the Apache OFBiz product
> from
> >>> here"
> >>>
> >>> *Discussion Item*
> >>>
> >>> Can we find a better definition for our product than... "product" or
> >>> "software product"?
> >>>
> >>> For example we could consider (after reading this definition [*]):
> >>> The "Apache OFBiz" software suite or
> >>> The "Apache OFBiz" suite or
> >>> The "Apache OFBiz" ERP software suite or
> >>> The "Apache OFBiz" ERP suite
> >>> etc...
> >>>
> >>> Any ideas? Please try to fill the <?> placeholder below with the string
> >>> that you find more suited:
> >>>
> >>>           The "Apache OFBiz" <?>
> >>>
> >>> If we agree upon an "official" definition then we could use it
> >>> consistently
> >>> in our website, announcements, social media etc...
> >>>
> >>> Regards,
> >>>
> >>> Jacopo
> >>>
> >>> [*] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_suite
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>

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