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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2003 19:41:59 GMT
On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 14:31, Brian. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:

> > 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.

Attack you? All I'm trying to express is that the name is not being used
in any derogatory sense and that the name Geronimo is being used in a
positive light. In addition to that people may actually be curious what
the name actually means and lookup the word Geronimo and learn
something. I wasn't attacking you but more making fun of programmer
types, myself certainly included, who are often not well versed in

> -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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