New name for Freeciv

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby cazfi » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:16 pm

We're not limiting this to freeciv developers (which would mean freeciv-dev mailing list in practice) and even less to maintainers at this point. Now we want to see what the community as a whole thinks, and if one or more people volunteer to help in the process.
The final decision is firmly in the hands of the Maintainers group. Public opinion is one factor, but not the only one.

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby pepeto » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:28 pm

I am not so much interested by changing the project name. But this is my point of view (notice I am French speaker) :
  • Cultomundi sounds very clear to me
  • Cultorbes doesn't evoque anything. Orbe is so rarely used in French that I am totally unable to detect it in Cultorbes
  • All people in France are able to understand Alea Jacta Est
  • I don't like pompous names like The Free Strategy Game Project or Open Source Strategy Game etc. They are too vague and they don't make dreaming.

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby Davide » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:09 am

pepeto wrote:I don't like pompous names like The Free Strategy Game Project or Open Source Strategy Game etc. They are too vague and they don't make dreaming.

I believe they have been reasoned out of a SEO strategy? Though they are far too generic IMHO.

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby AndreasR » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:50 pm

Some more suggestions:

Isotrident - isotrident.org is available (or Amplio, isoengels, neotrident or any of the other tileset names)
Yet Another Strategy Game - YASG.org is avail
Marko Lindqvist's Infinite City Sprawl Simulator (like in "Sid Meier's Civilization")
Art of War in 2D

Looking forward to see some more of your suggestions also
:D

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby Caedo » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:29 pm

AndreasR wrote:Art of War in 2D

This. This is awesome.
We'd just need possibilities to use the knowledge from The Art of War in the game.
~S.C. L.

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby Arbogast » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:52 pm

My Two Bits:
I like the idea of a latin name so 'Humanitas' is my choice. It's a tranlation of 'Civilazion' and it fits with most languages. And it's brand new. Never seen it anywhere else.
'Liber' is a very loose translation of 'free', but I find it superficial. Freeciv is free and doen't need to be overstated.

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby cazfi » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:19 pm

Arbogast wrote:'Liber' is a very loose translation of 'free', but I find it superficial. Freeciv is free and doen't need to be overstated.

Yes, I don't see point in stating Open Source nature of the game in the name - it belongs to the description. However, if it needs to be stated, I would prefer 'libre' over 'free' (even if name is otherwise in English) to avoid the wrong meaning of 'free' - the case of free beer.

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby cazfi » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:33 pm

... though if "Humanitas Libre" has the meanings I imagine it to have, that would be kind of nice (Remember also current freeciv motto: 'Cause civilization should be free! )

.... going off track and noticing that we no longer display that motto - or rather: only the Xaw-client (the original freeciv client) displays it.

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby AndreasR » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:47 pm

cazfi wrote:... though if "Humanitas Libre" has the meanings I imagine it to have, that would be kind of nice (Remember also current freeciv motto: 'Cause civilization should be free! )

.... going off track and noticing that we no longer display that motto - or rather: only the Xaw-client (the original freeciv client) displays it.


I also like Humanitas Libre a lot. Or Libre Humanitas?

What would the project domain name be? Perhaps we could ask the person owning http://librehumanitas.org/ to donate the domain name?

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Re: New name for Freeciv

Postby Arbogast » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:18 pm

Yes! I think that 'Humanitas' should be enough. 'Liber' before or after would be redundant.
'Liber' has a tricky translation if you look it up.
Then "Humanitas 3" has a punch to it, don't you think?
Then, 'Free Humanitas' could remind people of...
EDIT: It's not a typo. Liber is latin. Any way, Liber or Libre -same thing ;)
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