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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2003 18:39:34 GMT
On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 13:08, Brian. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:

> > 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).
> You're forgetting the etymology of the name "Apache".  It came about
> because the original version of httpd was a set of patches to the NCSA
> httpd server.  Thus came "A patchy webserver", and consequently
> "Apache". 

> This word is already controversial enough... releasing a product named
> "Geronimo" would be the equivalent of pouring jet fuel onto a fire that
> we've managed to dampen to a smolder.

And using an indian feather beside the word Apache is a good way to
dampen this to a smolder?

> Those of you who know me understand that I'm *anything* but politically
> correct... my vote here is based on what I think is best for the ASF,
> not necessarily what I think is best for me.
> -Fitz
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Jason van Zyl

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and technical order to justify his work and to be justified in it.
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