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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2003 18:00:37 GMT

On Monday, December 1, 2003, at 08:06 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> <snip>
>> Then we have to prevent such discussions in the future by setting 
>> clearer rules. Ideas?
>> Possible addition:
>> "The name should not be a name of a person, geographical entity, of 
>> religious nature or generally insulting. Since the definition of 
>> 'insulting' can vary from place to place, please post the name on the 
>> lists for some time so that others can say if it has problems in some 
>> ciltures."
> By these guidelines, Jakarta should be renamed.

Not to mention Xerces (definitely a person) and Alexandria (city in 
Egypt), Merlin (religious and possibly a person's name), Pluto 
(religious and possibly a geographical place, depending on whether you 
think planets have geography), and possibly Avalon (possibly a 
geographical name for the British Isles AFAIK)
* David Jencks
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