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19th May 2014, 04:56 AM   |  #1  
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Since there is no longer an Ubuntu Touch should these forums be renamed?

http://mhall119.com/2014/02/there-is...h-only-ubuntu/
19th May 2014, 03:56 PM   |  #2  
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Not sure "if the juice is worth the squeeze" as everyone who uses these threads knows they are here regardless of the title.
19th May 2014, 05:22 PM   |  #3  
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Since there is no longer an Ubuntu Touch should these forums be renamed?

http://mhall119.com/2014/02/there-is...h-only-ubuntu/

The article is op-ed by a blogger. Read past the article into the comments.

Ubuntu Touch isn't Ubuntu just yet, at any rate. That's a future target area...
19th May 2014, 05:26 PM   |  #4  
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Its not an op-er by a blogger its a post by Michael Hall who is Community Liaison for Canonical Ltd. And oversees the Ubuntu for Phones, Tablets etc..

He posted this because some sites were still improperly calling the platform Ubuntu Touch which is what it was called early when it was a mashup of Cyanogenmod and some Ubuntu bits.

Today it is not that mashup but instead is Ubuntu.
19th May 2014, 06:06 PM   |  #5  
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The true convergence is yet to come... Still future. The phone/tablet and the desktop are not identical yet.

Cruise through the Ubuntu website... Can't download the phone versions there. It's still treated as a separate class in all the literature.

Despite whatever title Mr. Hall might have - the article is posted on his private blog. Where is the official sanction for dropping any modifier after Ubuntu? What is the Title of the latest wiki for install? "Installing Ubuntu for Devices" Absent Canonical calling it simply "Ubuntu," the article you quoted must be taken as op-ed from a blogger. Here's a quote from that wiki to show how Canonical is treating it.

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“Ubuntu for devices” is released for free non-commercial use. It is provided without warranty, even the implied warranty of merchantability, satisfaction or fitness for a particular use. See the licence included with each program for details.

Some licences may grant additional rights. This notice shall not limit your rights under each program’s licence. Licences for each program are available in the usr/share/doc directory. Source code for Ubuntu can be downloaded from archive.ubuntu.com. Ubuntu, the Ubuntu logo and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

“Ubuntu for devices” is released for limited use due to the inclusion of binary hardware support files. The original components and licenses can be found here.

There have been a few changes in how this project is getting promoted. IMHO it's all diluting a brand that Canonical spent well over a year building up in the public mind.

You, and Mr. Hall, can lobby to simply call it Ubuntu, but it isn't the same yet and only adds confusion to the general public.
19th May 2014, 06:57 PM   |  #6  
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I've noticed that it's mostly called "Ubuntu for phones" on the official homepage now and that Canocial employees tend not to use the name "Ubuntu Touch" but it's still used sometimes (example).
However, it's the name everyone knows. Therefore, I vote for not changing it. Simply try to use Ubuntu for phones instead of Ubuntu Touch as often as possible.

But why not ask @mhall119 himself?
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The true convergence is yet to come... Still future. The phone/tablet and the desktop are not identical yet.

Cruise through the Ubuntu website... Can't download the phone versions there. It's still treated as a separate class in all the literature.

Despite whatever title Mr. Hall might have - the article is posted on his private blog. Where is the official sanction for dropping any modifier after Ubuntu? What is the Title of the latest wiki for install? "Installing Ubuntu for Devices" Absent Canonical calling it simply "Ubuntu," the article you quoted must be taken as op-ed from a blogger. Here's a quote from that wiki to show how Canonical is treating it.



There have been a few changes in how this project is getting promoted. IMHO it's all diluting a brand that Canonical spent well over a year building up in the public mind.

You, and Mr. Hall, can lobby to simply call it Ubuntu, but it isn't the same yet and only adds confusion to the general public.

Absence of convergence does not mean it is not the same OS which it is. It is pretty common for Canonical employees to announce decisions or official statements on their blogs. Mark Shuttleworth for instance announces each release name on his blog versus the Canonical Blog.

UDS is also announced on personal blogs not on Canonical's blog.
20th May 2014, 08:16 AM   |  #8  
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Not sure "if the juice is worth the squeeze" as everyone who uses these threads knows they are here regardless of the title.

I'm inclined to agree with this, since there isn't an "Ubuntu Desktop" forum here, or anything really to do with the desktop Ubuntu, it's really not going to cause confusion with the current name.

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