What is a nomenclature?

Nomenclature is a system of names or terms, or the rules for forming these terms in a particular field of arts or sciences. In this article, we mean terms about Hyperbola, projects/distributions and policies from which Hyperbola is based on.

Hyperbola nomenclatures

Hyperbola

The official name of this project/distribution. It is commonly used as shorthand for its modified versions of the GNU operating system.

HyperbolaBSD

The proper name of the operating system which is being developed by Hyperbola. It is a BSD descendant system with GPL-compatible licenses preserved, non-compatible ones removed, new code written under GPL-3 and new libraries under LGPL-3. It will be modularized like the GNU operating system by using the hyperman utility for package management and HyperRC as its default init system. Its kernel is called as “HyperBK” and library C as “HyperBLibC”.

hyperman is the name chosen for the version of pacman while HyperRC is the name chosen for the version of OpenRC. Both are planned to be a framework (not a fork) to host local modifications and try to push back Hyperbola changes whenever they are good for upstreams too.
The Hyper Berkeley Kernel (HyperBK) is a kernel which is being developed and maintained by Hyperbola. It is a BSD descendant kernel with GPL-compatible licenses preserved, non-compatible ones removed, and new code written under GPL-3.
The Hyper Berkeley C Library (HyperBLibC) is a C library which is being developed and maintained by Hyperbola. It is a BSD descendant C library with GPL-compatible licenses preserved, non-compatible ones removed, new code written under GPL-3 and new libraries under LGPL-3.

Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre

The proper name of the GNU operating system version distributed by Hyperbola. It is a modified version of the GNU operating system along with other free software and uses “Linux-libre” as its kernel (a fully-free-as-in-freedom fork of Linux that is maintained under official GNU auspices).

The GNU C Library (glibc) is the C library maintained by the GNU project and used by default for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre.

Arch nomenclatures

Arch

The official name given by the Arch project/distribution used as shorthand for its modified versions of the GNU operating system, from which Hyperbola is based on its snapshots and packaging.

Arch GNU/Linux

The proper name of the GNU operating system version distributed by Arch. It is a modified version of the GNU operating system along with other free software and uses “Linux” as its kernel.

Arch calls it as “Arch Linux”. The name is a misnomer; it is a GNU/Linux distribution, but lacks GNU in the name. In this case we use “Arch GNU/Linux” to follow the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines and our Social Contract.

Arch GNU/Hurd

Same than Arch GNU/Linux, however is not distributed by Arch and uses “Hurd” as its kernel.

This non-official Arch distribution calls it as “Arch Hurd”. The name is a misnomer; it is a GNU/Hurd distribution, but lacks GNU in the name. In this case we use “Arch GNU/Hurd” to follow the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines and our Social Contract.

Debian nomenclatures

Debian

The official name given by the Debian project/distribution used as shorthand for its modified versions of the GNU operating system, from which Hyperbola is based on its development and stability.

Debian GNU/Linux

The proper name of the GNU operating system version distributed by Debian. It is a modified version of the GNU operating system along with other free software and uses “Linux” as its kernel.

Debian GNU/Hurd

Same than Debian GNU/Linux, however uses “Hurd” as its kernel.

Policies

GNU FSDG

The GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines is the set of guidelines that Hyperbola follows.

Hyperbola Social Contract

The Hyperbola Social Contract is the commitment that the Hyperbola Project makes to the Free Software Community in general and users in particular to be faithful to the spirit of the Free Software Movement.

Hyperbola Packaging Guidelines

The Hyperbola Packaging Guidelines is the set of guidelines that Hyperbola follows for packaging.

Acknowledgement

This wiki article is based on ParabolaWiki.