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From "Brian. W. Fitzpatrick" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2003 19:31:11 GMT
On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 13:11, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 13:47, Brian. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 12:36, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> > 
> > > So the ASF has actually received messages from Apache indians that are
> > > offended by the use of the name Apache?
> > 
> > I don't know... take it up with the board.  I do, however, know that
> > using Native American/American Indian names for just about anything is a
> > hotbed of controversy.
> > 
> > I'm not going to go tit-for-tat with you about the Apache feather and
> > every other little detail of the ASF brand here--I don't have time for
> > that.  I've voted -1 and said my piece here.
> How about actually taking some time to find out if it's really offensive
> instead of just guessing?

I'm not just guessing, and I don't recall saying that it's offensive. 
It's CONTROVERSIAL in the United States--that's a fact. 

> It's not like it's "Geronimo: the society of baby seal clubbers" or
> something nasty like that. It's a piece of free software that gives
> people some choice and it uses the name of a native indian hero. So some
> coke and twinkie consuming, pasty white programmer might actually learn
> something from looking up Geronimo.

I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve by your pathetic attempt at
insulting me, but I'm not going to play your flame game, and I'm not
going to attack you back.


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