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From Razvan Caraghin <razvan_carag...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: FW: Use of "Geronimo" as a project name
Date Thu, 21 Aug 2003 06:56:33 GMT

--- Berin Loritsch <bloritsch@apache.org> wrote:
> Bill de hÓra wrote:
> 
> > Berin Loritsch wrote:
> > 
> >> That is *why* Native Americans are so reluctant
> to allow their 
> >> heritage to
> >> be used by non-natives.  Being about 1/8th
> Cherokee, I can sympathise 
> >> a bit
> >> to their plight (my great grandfather was full
> blooded).  Although, not
> >> being in real contact with any native americans I
> can't truly empathize.
> >>
> >> That said, I am not saying that the name
> Geronimo--a nationally historic
> >> figure--should be avoided at all costs.  All I am
> saying is to understand
> >> where they are coming from.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Seriously, how come no-one has a problem with
> 'Apache'?
> 
> They do.  Big can of worms.  However, the ASF has
> been around longer than
> many of us, and it is not likely to change its name.
>  I personally don't,
> but several people do.

Hi all,

I have no problems with the name. I think the name is
well chosen. It signifies the struggle for freedom. I
think that this is the legacy which we have to live up
to. And it is in line with the other project names. Of
course, everyone is free to have his/hers own opinion.

Razvan Caraghin


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