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NewsForge: What's In a Name?

May 08, 2006, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"The Linux community is all about standardization this year. The Linux Standard Base is gathering steam, the Portland project is trying to bring unity to the desktops, and the Open Document Format (ODF) has been in the news quite a bit. Now if we could just get projects to agree on standard usage for naming, I'd be a happy camper.

"I've been writing about Linux for about seven years, and while the technology is a never-ending source of joy for me, the nomenclature can be a writer and copy editor's nightmare..."

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