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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] Etch
Date Tue, 12 Aug 2008 21:28:48 GMT
Scott Comer wrote:

> as a scientist, i am getting somewhat bristly at all the rumor,
> innuendo, and hyperbole around names.

Can you be more specific?

So far the best argument against Etch that I've seen is Grant's, and Les
makes a good point about the transient nature of such release labels.

> the important thing right now is, i think, that searching now for etch
> doesn't not reveal anything which is obviously competing technology

True, but were the debian community to make "a federal case" of the issue, I
don't know that the name would be worth the conflict, even if we'd be in the
legal clear.

	--- Noel

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