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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: FW: Use of "Geronimo" as a project name
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2003 20:01:39 GMT
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.


"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                 - Benjamin Franklin

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