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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2003 17:55:28 GMT
On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 12:31, Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
> "Sander Striker" <> writes:
> > 
> > And to clarify: Native American Indian tribe names are inappropiate.
> Given the name "Apache" .. this is an inconsistent statement. Is this
> (a new) political correctness thing or some policy?


> I'm obviously not native American, but if I were I'd personally be
> happy to have a major project like Apache Geronimo be named after him.
> In fact, it feels rather apropos given the David vs. Goliath scenarios
> involved!

Geronimo was an Apache was he not? So it definitley seems odd that we
can name our whole organization after the people of Geronimo but not
Geronimo himself (yes, I know the name came from "a patchy server, but
that's not obvious to anyone most of the time).

> Sanjiva.
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Jason van Zyl

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