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From Ed Letifov <e.leti...@chello.nl>
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 20:17:20 GMT
Apparently it's has been already said on the Wiki page. It's great to 
know that such understanding of this matter is shared.

On Friday, Dec 19, 2003, at 21:01 Europe/Amsterdam, Chris Perrin wrote:

> 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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