Phoenux, Phoneux, Phonux?
martin.jansa at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 14:49:48 CEST 2012
On Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 05:03:55PM +0100, Nick Sheppard wrote:
> On 31/05/12 16:36, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> > 4. Nomenclature OpenPhoneux/GTA04
> > There may be some confusion what "GTA04" and "OpenPhoneux"
> > are and what makes them different.
> > We define:
> > * GTA*: the next generation motherboard(s), i.e. electronics
> > * OpenPhonux: the future "independent mobile handheld" project
> > aiming at complete devices (i.e. GTA04 + case + components)
> > Currently, we run the domains www.gta04.org and
> > www.openphoenux.org. The Openphoenux.org home
> > page will be made more prominent and content rich soon.
> This was a really informative post - thanks! But how are you going to
> spell the new baby's name? I see Phoenux, Phoneux, and Phonux all
> within a few lines.
> If we were voting, I'd go for OpenPhonux, because it's roughly equal
> parts Phone, Phoenix and Linux which seems about right.
> Also, importantly I think, if you heard it spoken you'd probably be able
> to guess correctly how it's spelled, which helps with googling and
> word-of-mouth publicity. And it has the sound "phone" in it which helps
> tell people what it is ("Phoenux" doesn't, at least in English). And
> "Phoneux" looks as if it should be pronounced in French (or is that just
> me ...).
> But of course it's the parents who should name the baby, and I'm really
> only a bystander, though soon-to-be GTA04 owner ...
To make this naming even more confusing:
Today I've noticed webOS enthusiasts calling themselves
Phoenix International Communications
Martin 'JaMa' Jansa jabber: Martin.Jansa at gmail.com
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