OpenWrt/LEDE remerge/rebrand status

Florian Fainelli f.fainelli at
Tue Mar 21 12:11:54 EDT 2017

On 03/21/2017 08:34 AM, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
> On 21 March 2017 at 00:58, Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli at> wrote:
>> In terms of numbers:
>> - in favor of a re-merge: 15
>> - neutral to a re-merge: 1
>> - in favor of re-branding LEDE to OpenWrt: 4
>> - neutral to that: 10
>> - against re-branding LEDE to OpenWrt: 4
> I'm not sure for how for long we want to (or can) keep discussing
> this... does it make sense to consider a new name? While I have
> negative feeling about OpenWrt, I'm not strongly attached to the LEDE
> name.

I will sort of echo to David's email here, a name is a name, and maybe
it does not matter that much, or actually maybe it does deeply matter
for some people.

We all have a different relationship to the OpenWrt project, but one
thing is clear, it has been successful in bringing freedom to users and
a superior and state of the art networking experience and it is known
for that, under that name.

More than a name, the real question is where: where do we want to be in
the embedded Linux space in the next years, do we want to leverage what
OpenWrt as a brand/name/project has done, or do we think we will be
equally successful in communicating the same, and better ideas using
LEDE (or another name)? I don't have an answer to that, but I think it's
easier to capitalize on the OpenWrt name and improve from there.

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