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From "Chris Perrin" <cpli...@hifiit.com>
Subject Re: Why I am opposed to retaining the name Geronimo, and whi I consider this VOTE to be biased.
Date Fri, 19 Dec 2003 20:01:43 GMT
I couldn't have said it better myself.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Letifov" <e.letifov@chello.nl>
To: <geronimo-dev@incubator.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: Why I am opposed to retaining the name Geronimo, and whi I
consider this VOTE to be biased.


> Hello,
>
>   For me being a Russian resident of Netherlands the concerns linked to
> native american origin of name "Geronimo" should probably seem to be
> really irrelevant. Fortunately they are not.
>
>   I do know who Geronimo was, and "jumping of a cliff" has the least
> priority in all the information that is associated with the name. First
> things that come to mind are "Indian warrior" and "hero", "chief" as a
> second. And as it was correctly pointed out freedom is what he was
> fighting for.
>
>   Consider it a tribute to the hero. A gesture of respect. Let this
> server be a proud warrior on the plains of cold corparate monsters like
> "WebSphere", "WebLogic" or (sorry) JBoss.
>
> In this sense I have always liked the java page of gnu.org that says:
> "Let's not forget that Java is also the name of the most populous
> island in Indonesia, which contains the capital Jakarta and dominates
> the other islands."
>
> Ed Letifov
>


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