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From "Geronimo" <geronimo-...@ackroyd.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject Re: [geronimo-dev] FW: Use of "Geronimo" as a project name
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2003 13:17:08 GMT
To all on the issue including the 'euro-sqabble'
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Oliver" <acoliver@jboss.org>
To: <geronimo-dev@incubator.apache.org>
Cc: <members@apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 3:54 AM
Subject: [geronimo-dev] FW: Use of "Geronimo" as a project name


> Hello,
>
> One of the principal concerns I heard about the "Geronimo" name is that it
> was insulting to Native Americans.  Therefore I contacted the first
advocacy
> group for Native Americans that I found on the net (googled on Native
> American advocacy and clicked around).  This was the reply.
>
> -Andy
> ------ Forwarded Message
> From: "info" <info@honoradvocacy.org>
> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:59:20 -0400
> To: Andrew Oliver <acoliver@apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Use of "Geronimo" as a project name
>
> Andrew Oliver writes:
>
> > Dear Sir,
> >
> > I'd like to solicit your assistance.  The Apache Software Foundation is
> > planning to create an AppServer called "Geronimo".  There has been some
> > debate as to whether this would be offensive to Native Americans.  While
I
> > realize its impossible to say how any particular Native American would
feel
> > about the name, I'm hoping you can provide some general feeling as to
> > whether it would be better to pick another name and/or avoid Native
American
> > mascots for projects in the future.
> >
> > I appreciate any assistance you can lend or any pointers to the correct
> > advocacy groups.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Andy
> >
> Hello Andy,
>
> My name is Beth Brownfield and I am the Regional coordinator of HONOR at
the
> new Minneapolis, MN office.
http://www.honoradvocacy.org/
>
> Thank you for your inquiry.
HONOR believes it is up to American Indians to
> use American Indian names and logos.

I think that means yes, At the moment, tt would be better to pick another
name.

Thank you for contacting us and for
> being sensitive to this issue.

At least you thought of it.

>
> Are you a member of HONOR?

Is Apache.org a member of HONOR?

Have you seen our brochure on the logo issue.

?

> If you would like I'll send you our new HONOR brochure and the logo
> brochure, but will need your mailing address.

Shall I request one and then report back on my interpretation of it?

>
> Sincerely,
> Beth Brownfield
> Regional Coordinator, HONOR
>
>
> ------ End of Forwarded Message
>
>

Roger



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