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Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

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Breezewood wrote:
03 Feb 2019 23:06
NeilP wrote:
21 Jan 2019 09:57
Just seen this name change... while my system is working I tend not to look in

What a mouthful of a name !


‘Ex Ig Ma Nas. ‘ is that how it is supposed to be said ? Yuk !
I have likened to say it as "Zig-Ma-Nas"

NeilP wrote:
04 Feb 2019 01:27
Suppose you could try saying it that way. Yes, thinking about it, there probably are not any words starting with the letter ‘X’ that are pronounced using ‘’X’
Both equally horrorid and ‘cringe worthy’
Almost too embarrassing a name to admit to
using it now ;)

Judging or be ashamed of using an OS/product due its Name/Brand, as in "I use Windows because I don't like the name/pronouncing Ubuntu(ʊˈbʊntu)" for example, is plain silly (No Offense).

In my case I can pronounce XigmaNAS as either "Sig-ma-NAS", "Zig-ma-NAS" or even simply use "ΣNAS" as a short.

On the other hand, you can always run a Full Platform and apply your own GUI theme changing brand/logos/icons etc., or fork/build a custom distro with your naming/branding requirements.

Between there are always choices like FreeNAS(be mentally prepared if you plan to use their forums) and Open Media Vault(OMV), or even easier there's the of-the-shelf NAS, if either the manufacturer locked or data integrity if not as important for you as the brand name.

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Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

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Of course it is silly ! you are correct there, no offence taken.

It is has been so reliable, I won’t be changing. Have been using ‘it’ through two or three name changes now. FreeNAS, NAS4Free, and was it not something else’s before FreeNAS?

I am not sure what actual version I am running now on my NAS/BT / Plex box.
But it is still has the NAS4Free logo on it. Not even sure if my hardware will support the latest release.

Can’t even remember now why I popped by and saw the name change.
I know my weekly auto-boot backup box packed up a few weeks ago... PSU issue I think... might have been the thought of rebuilding that in a new chassis that sent me here for new disk image.

Anyway, I gotta go, nurse wants me to get ready for theatre... going in for op to have tibial nail removed from my leg 😞

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Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

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Gallery title still refers to N4F
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Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

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Why was there any need to have a trademark in the first place?

NAS4FREE was fine as a name for years and years and since its descriptive and cant be trademark there is not need to protect name.

So help me understand why a so called "Free" thing needs to be trademarked. Then I can be added to the list of people you say "thanks for understanding" when there is not enough info in the opening statement to understand fully.

Did the entire NAS4free userbase community vote on the trademark name? NAS4FREE just more descriptive and friendly Xignma? not very descriptive to me.

Thanks for clarifying.

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Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

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Bobby072 wrote:
19 May 2020 07:22
Why was there any need to have a trademark in the first place?

NAS4FREE was fine as a name for years and years and since its descriptive and cant be trademark there is not need to protect name.

So help me understand why a so called "Free" thing needs to be trademarked. Then I can be added to the list of people you say "thanks for understanding" when there is not enough info in the opening statement to understand fully.

Did the entire NAS4free userbase community vote on the trademark name? NAS4FREE just more descriptive and friendly Xignma? not very descriptive to me.

Thanks for clarifying.
A trademark helps us to protect the product name from abuse. In the past, there have been clones/forks of NAS4Free on the internet using the same name. The trademark already helped us to convince others to rename their projects.
A company offering a similar product registered several NAS4Free domains (first come, first serve principle). Without a trademark, it was impossible for us to claim ownership of these domains and this company has a high interest in keeping these domains. Please browse www.nas4free.com or www.nas4free.net and make up your own opinion.

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Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

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ms49434 wrote:
19 May 2020 09:58
.........................
A company offering a similar product registered several NAS4Free domains (first come, first serve principle). Without a trademark, it was impossible for us to claim ownership of these domains and this company has a high interest in keeping these domains. Please browse www.nas4free.com or www.nas4free.net and make up your own opinion.

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