To enable Developers to view which product name and version they are running, we need to reorganize how we handle our distributions a bit.
The desired outcome is that a developer may view the currently installed version of eZ Platform in the back end and on the command line.
One approach we've discussed, creating a distribution bundle, would allow us to track and bump the semantic version number of eZ Platform's distribution as a whole, allowing us to display that version number in the back end UI and on the command line. This approach is still under discussion, and requires further consideration.
Blog post on this same topic: http://ez.no/Blog/eZ-Systems-Release-Cycles-and-Version-Names-Simplified