In the end, I ended up with "the retro illumos distribution". Of course, it was pointed out that illumos was retro enough on its own, so the idea of a retro variant was a bit unnecessary.
The other tagline I came up with was "illumos for everyone". I rejected it in the end because it was a bit preposterous - I'm not really building something for everyone.
Yet the underlying idea here was simple - that I would actively seek to build a distribution that was inclusive, not exclusive. That's why:
- I have a SPARC version as well as x86
- On x86, I support 32-bit as well as 64-bit systems
- Tribblix is suitable for both desktop and server use
- Tribblix is a flexible system, not an appliance or hypervisor
- I work on ensuring Tribblix will work successfully on systems with more minimal resources than other distributions
- A variety of installation methods are supported - media, network, iPXE
- I've worked on installation in the cloud, both KVM-based and AWS, in addition to bare metal or other hypervisors
- I've tried to make key features such as zones easier to configure and use
Generally, the idea is to reduce the barriers and limitations for installing and using Tribblix.
This summer, I came across a much better way of putting it. Rather than "illumos for everyone", a variation of the UK Labour Party's slogan expresses the idea much more elegantly. Tribblix would be "illumos for the many, not the few". It's a shame that the slogan is already taken, as it expresses the philosophical aim rather neatly.