[openstack-dev] Should project name be uppercase or lowercase?

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at redhat.com
Tue Jul 7 14:59:33 UTC 2015

On 07/07/2015 04:44 PM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2015-07-07 13:24:00 +0100 (+0100), Dave Walker wrote:
> [...]
>> I am interested to hear why the convention in documentation for it to
>> be lower case.
> [...]
> Seems like this question comes up once for every two or three new
> writers/editors who join the Docs effort. The most recent thread on
> it is from last month.
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-docs/2015-June/006796.html
> To summarize my understanding:
>    1. You should just avoid using project codenames in documentation,
>       in favor of official project names (e.g., use Compute rather
>       than nova) whenever possible.

With big tent we no longer have official names for every official 
project.. E.g. Ironic has also Ironic Python Agent (or ironic python 
agent?), Bifrost (or bifrost?) and Ironic Inspector (or ironic inspector?).

>    2. There are concerns that capitalized use of project codenames
>       makes them more likely to present a high-profile/infringing
>       target for intellectual property (trademark, et cetera) claims.

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