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Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 17:21
by zoon01
Hi to all users and team members of NAS4Free.

Again a big change is happening with our project NAS4Free.

As some do know we are working on the trademark for our project.
However we faced some difficulties as we tried to trademark NAS4Free as name.
To our surprise they came back to us with the following message:

The trademark NAS4Free as mark could be merely descriptive!
NAS4Free is an alternate spelling of “NAS FOR FREE” for what one assumes is network attached storage services provided for free.
As such, there is a significant risk that this trademark would be found descriptive and registration fails.

For that reason and this reason alone, to avoid troubles and high cost
we came up with a new name and that name is now far in trademark progress.

We are now ready and in progress to switch NAS4Free into it's new name XigmaNAS
We will perform a name change on Sourceforge to keep the svn and commits in sync.

Thank you for your help and understanding,

Update:
The uspto has tighten the rules and requirements some time ago so that nowadays
FreeBSD, FreeNAS to name a few you know, would face the same problem if their marks did not exist yet!

update2:
XigmaNAS is Registered Sep. 11, 2018

Donations are now really more than welcome as we have not covered all the costs yet!

Regards,
The NAS4Free Team

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 19:54
by zoon01

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 05 Jul 2018 22:40
by zoon01
At this stage we did complete the rename of Sourceforge project NAS4Free into XigmaNAS.
Tickets and svn are not lost, rename files in trunk on svn is now in progress.

very soon webpages will follow, no timeframe for this yet!

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 07 Jul 2018 04:28
by fsbruva
Hello team-

Great progress on the rename (and toward 11.2!)

Is there a repository (svn, git) of the html for nas4free.org so we can help? Also, will there be a non-destructive way to rename the forum? I was a lurker when the break from freenas happened.. forgive my naivete / ignorance.

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 07 Jul 2018 09:58
by Victek
Hi team,

Thanks for your dedication and information about next step, keep the work!!

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 01:54
by zoon01
Hi all, the forum has been moved and important parts are already renamed.

Still a lot can be done by users and forum admins, if you see some post important please modify edit to update.

Regards
XigmaNAS Team

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 21:27
by stefan2309
What a nonsense !!
All search via google ends in nothing. You can change the name, but not the domain !!!

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 08 Jul 2018 23:54
by zoon01
stefan2309 wrote:
08 Jul 2018 21:27
What a nonsense !!
All search via google ends in nothing. You can change the name, but not the domain !!!
Don't know what you like to search? maybe you can be a bit descriptive.
Yes we have to change our name for proper protection of our brand,
the domain is needed as nas4free domains will soon forward to xigmanas.com, problem resolved i think.
It takes time to get used to it, in the end it will.

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 00:03
by zoon01
fsbruva wrote:
07 Jul 2018 04:28
Hello team-

Great progress on the rename (and toward 11.2!)

Is there a repository (svn, git) of the html for nas4free.org so we can help? Also, will there be a non-destructive way to rename the forum? I was a lurker when the break from freenas happened.. forgive my naivete / ignorance.
Hi thanks, sorry for late respond

I have completed copy forum and wiki from nas4free domain to xigmanas domain now.
We already in the process editing a lot to rename.
We still need a hand on the wiki soon after first release to replace/update text parts and screenshots!
drop me a message for registration wiki please :)

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 01:41
by kenZ71
Great to see the dev team still active, greatly appreciated!

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Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 11:44
by leroylim
Hey zoon,

Just a suggestion.

Probably could do a 301 redirect from http://forums.nas4free.org to http://xigmanas.com/forums with the URI ?
It would probably help with the SEO of the new domain and lets Google and other search engines index the new xigmanas.com domain as well.

It's somewhat annoying when the old links on Google or where-ever else don't work and have to be manually changed to the new domain to work.

If using Apache, the .htaccess rewrite rules are something like to redirect automatically from forums.nas4free.org with the URI behind:

Code: Select all

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^forums.nas4free.org [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://xigmanas.com/forums/$1 [L,R=301,NC]

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 09 Jul 2018 15:50
by zoon01
301 redirect is already set :)

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 10 Jul 2018 02:09
by WTB VPN Jail
I like the use of the Greek flavour, but I wonder what the attraction of ΞΣNAS was? Does the Xi Sigma stand for something?

Why not go with "OmegaNAS, The Last Word In Storage"? Was it already trademarked?
  • Omega is the last letter, just like Z in ZFS
  • Ohms are the unit of resistance; in this case, the resistance against closed source, proprietary, commercial software
  • The Ω glyph would integrate well with an icon of a disk, possibly a pie-chart displaying usage
  • With a little artistic licence it could be stylised Oh Mega NAS to emphasise capacity.

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 11 Jul 2018 19:06
by Snapshot
https://www.nas4free.org goes to the old homepage. Any DNS changes should have worked through by now so I think it's safe to say there's no re-direct.

https://www.nas4free.com just times out.

https://www.xigmanas.org gives a security error:
"xigmanas.org uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for d240.1eurohosting.nl.
Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN"

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 16:17
by Snapshot
And just to add to the above, whoever thought that dark blue text on black was a good idea for the links on https://www.xigmanas.com needs a thorough beating.

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 17:25
by zoon01
Snapshot wrote:
11 Jul 2018 19:06
https://www.nas4free.org goes to the old homepage. Any DNS changes should have worked through by now so I think it's safe to say there's no re-direct.

https://www.nas4free.com just times out.
indeed, main page no redirect yet

(https://www.nas4free.com just times out.)
We never owned this domain, this is the exact reason we needed to trademark our name!
The owner nas4free.com forwards it to freenas.org.

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 12 Jul 2018 22:11
by ms49434
Snapshot wrote:
12 Jul 2018 16:17
And just to add to the above, whoever thought that dark blue text on black was a good idea for the links on https://www.xigmanas.com needs a thorough beating.
is it better now?

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 13 Jul 2018 18:37
by Snapshot
Yes, much more readable.

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 05 Aug 2018 21:16
by zoon01
Update:
The main weppage transformation is in progress too, but require some time to finish.
https://www.xigmanas.com/

Our Twitter page is now online to replace twitter n4f:

https://twitter.com/XigmaNAS

To bad we have some sad news for our facebook users:
nas4free facebook gets closed, no new xigmanas facebook will be created.
The decision follows a court ruling which states administrators of Facebook pages share responsibility with Facebook in complying with the GDPR.
https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/doc ... 0081en.pdf

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 09:02
by zoon01
Trademarking process comes to an end now :P

The USPTO has accepted the Statement of Use filed for the trademark application XigmaNAS. The mark will now register and the registration certificate will issue in due course barring any extraordinary circumstances.

This registration will happening but can take 2 months in worse case, but we think next month it will be completed.

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 12 Aug 2018 15:29
by ijeffsc
Well,

I guess welcome to the trademark restrictions. A lot of confusion has been caused by such trademarks as "network file system" and "windows".

Sucks for us though.

Great job on the descriptive process and gambatte kudasai.

IJ

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 14 Aug 2018 20:09
by gimeumeu
Hello. Existing links (created before the name change) from post to post no longer seem to work. What do you think ?

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 24 Aug 2018 02:05
by zoon01
gimeumeu wrote:
14 Aug 2018 20:09
Hello. Existing links (created before the name change) from post to post no longer seem to work. What do you think ?
admins and users have to edit the post than to repair :)

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 25 Aug 2018 09:36
by Snapshot
This simply isn't going to happen. For example, I've recommended N4F over FreeNAS, Unraid, Openmedia vault, etc. in many posts on forums.overclockers.co.uk. I think I've always pointed to the domain which will get redirected but I'm not going to trawl through years of posts to find the references and check!

Re: Pending project name change of NAS4Free!

Posted: 18 Sep 2018 00:43
by tendiendoredes
Thanks a lot for all of this that you all do. For real. XigmaNAS is the best NAS out there. I just wish you had IOTA as a means for accepting donations....and not only that, It would be awesome if you, somehow, start integrating XigmaNAS data management with the Tangle. I really hope you will forsee the potential for all of this. Greetings from Buenos Aires.

Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

Posted: 01 Dec 2018 03:18
by zoon01
Snapshot wrote:
25 Aug 2018 09:36
This simply isn't going to happen. For example, I've recommended N4F over FreeNAS, Unraid, Openmedia vault, etc. in many posts on forums.overclockers.co.uk. I think I've always pointed to the domain which will get redirected but I'm not going to trawl through years of posts to find the references and check!
Yes, thank you.

Here some of our past, Nice presentation by founder: Olivier Cochard-Labbé
The True Story of FreeNAS.pdf
The rest is all known from our wiki page

Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

Posted: 01 Dec 2018 19:10
by JoseMR
And still XigmaNAS can run with as low as 2GB RAM(especially full platform) and still pretty robust and stable, and does not crash while booting like others over bloated distros. :mrgreen:

Regards

Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 09:57
by NeilP
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 !

Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

Posted: 03 Feb 2019 23:06
by Breezewood
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"

Re: Project is changed into XigmaNAS!

Posted: 04 Feb 2019 01:27
by NeilP
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 ;)