[openstack-dev] OS or os are not acronyms for OpenStack

Steve Gordon sgordon at redhat.com
Fri Aug 15 14:51:21 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anita Kuno" <anteaya at anteaya.info>
> To: "openStack Development Mailing List" <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
> OpenStack is OpenStack. The use of openstack is also acceptable in our
> development conversations.
> OS or os is operating system. I am starting to see some people us OS or
> os to mean OpenStack. This is confusing and also incorrect[0].
> "No alterations: When using OpenStack Marks, you shall never vary the
> spelling, hyphenation or spacing of the any portion of the marks.
> Examples of Improper Display of an OpenStack Mark: Open-Stack; Open
> Stack; OS Stack Examples of Proper Display of an OpenStack Mark:
> OpenStack; OPENSTACK"
> While this comes from the OpenStack Trademark Policy, I think it is
> important to remember this information and to implement it in our daily
> use. I have had to change at least one wikipage so far, it is far easier
> if folks simply employ the correct usage from the beginning.
> My thanks,
> Anita.
> [0] http://www.openstack.org/brand/openstack-trademark-policy/

Hi Anita,

I noticed you raised this issue on this thread but didn't really understand why:


Can you explain? The os types being referred to were the operating system types supported by VMware.


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