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

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Mon Aug 18 04:21:07 UTC 2014

On 08/15/2014 08:51 AM, Steve Gordon wrote:
> ----- 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:
>     http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-August/043087.html
> Can you explain? The os types being referred to were the operating system types supported by VMware.
> -Steve
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Hi Steve:

Yes I see that now in the context of the thread. Mostly this is my
mistake. I have seen the acronym used incorrectly so often the use in
the subject line confused me and I posted partly to clarify for my own
purposes and partly to set a data point for those who are using the
acronym to mean openstack in an attempt to acknowledge its correct usage.

I didn't mean to disturb the flow of conversation in your thread and if
I have done so, please accept my apology.

Thanks Steve,

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