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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject RE: Why I am opposed to retaining the name Geronimo, and whi I consider this VOTE to be biased.
Date Thu, 18 Dec 2003 19:40:42 GMT
Good question.  There are some notes on this on the Wiki page:

http://wiki.apache.org/geronimo/WhyApacheGeronimo


Regards,
Alan


-----Original Message-----
From:	Chris Perrin [mailto:cplists@hifiit.com]
Sent:	Thu 12/18/2003 2:26 PM
To:	geronimo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Cc:	
Subject:	Re: Why I am opposed to retaining the name Geronimo, and whi I consider this VOTE
to be biased.
Group,

Has anyone asked the Native American community how they feel about the
issue?  Is this issue relevant to Native Americans?  How do we find out?

Frankly, as important as programmers are to the functioning of the world as
a whole, I find it somewhat difficult to believe that Native Americans care
about the name of an application server.  Can anyone find any examples of
Native American outcry over the naming of the Comanche or Apache helicopter
or the Cherokee airplane.

Thanks for letting me voice my opinion.

Chris
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Bannert" <aaron@clove.org>
To: <geronimo-dev@incubator.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: Why I am opposed to retaining the name Geronimo, and whi I
consider this VOTE to be biased.


> On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 12:51:08PM +0000, Danny Angus wrote:
> > > is a north-american-centric emotion, probably not shared
> > > by the rest of the world, and in my mind discriminatory.
> >
> > Actually I'm proud to say I'm not and never have been an American of any
> > sort.
> > I'm not the least bit uneasy with any of the facts, I'm uneasy that we
feel
> > that its OK to misapropriate the symbols and names of other cultures.
> > I'm a European, and not emotionally attached to this debate at all,
except
> > in that I do care a lot about how the ASF is perceived outside our own
four
> > walls and I believe that this name is far more likely to damage our
image
> > than almost any other reasonable suggestion.
>
> Well said. +1
>
> -aaron
>






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