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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 operating systems.

Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre

The proper name of Hyperbola's flagship operating system. 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).

Hyperbola GNU/Hurd

Same than Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre, however uses “Hurd” as its kernel.

Arch nomenclatures

Arch

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

Arch GNU/Linux

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

Arch calls its system 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 uses “Hurd” as its kernel.

There is a non-official system based on Arch GNU/Linux, called “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 operating systems, from which Hyperbola is based on its development and stability.

Debian GNU/Linux

The proper name of Debian's flagship operating system. 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.

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.