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From Andy Barnett <abarn...@cantilevertech.com>
Subject Origins of Geronimo
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2003 15:23:24 GMT
What do you mean "also politically incorrect"? Is naming a project after
something you yell when you jump out of a plane politically incorrect??

As for the origin of yelling "Geronimooo!" when jumping from a plane,
see this:

http://phrases.shu.ac.uk/bulletin_board/2/messages/175.html

Personally, I think it is a very appropriate name in that context.

I think someone mentioned the potential difficulties with Manger-types
not liking the name. Frankly, I cringe every time I have to pronounce
"Xerces" and "Xalan" when I explain what XML technologies my software
utilizes, so "Geronimo" is no more out-there than some other things I
use everyday.

On the other hand, "Apache Geronimo", while actually historically
accurate (Geronimo really was an Apache indian), it just feels
politically incorrect from a Native American standpoint.

Cheers,
~Andy

On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 10:15, Danny Angus wrote:
> > Isn't Geronimo something you yell when you jump out of a 
> > plane?
> 
> By which token Banzai! would also be politically incorrect.. ;-)
> 
> d.



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