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From "Brian. W. Fitzpatrick" <f...@red-bean.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2003 19:26:44 GMT
On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 13:11, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 13:47, Brian. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 12:36, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> > 
> > > So the ASF has actually received messages from Apache indians that are
> > > offended by the use of the name Apache?
> > 
> > I don't know... take it up with the board.  I do, however, know that
> > using Native American/American Indian names for just about anything is a
> > hotbed of controversy.
> > 
> > I'm not going to go tit-for-tat with you about the Apache feather and
> > every other little detail of the ASF brand here--I don't have time for
> > that.  I've voted -1 and said my piece here.
> 
> How about actually taking some time to find out if it's really offensive
> instead of just guessing?

Look, why won't you just take my word for it when I say "In the United
States of America, using names Native Indian/Native American 

> It's not like it's "Geronimo: the society of baby seal clubbers" or
> something nasty like that. It's a piece of free software that gives
> people some choice and it uses the name of a native indian hero. So some
> coke and twinkie consuming, pasty white programmer might actually learn
> something from looking up Geronimo.
> 
> > -Fitz
> > 
> > 
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