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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 19:50:56 GMT
On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 13:41, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-29 at 14:31, Brian. W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> 
> > > 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.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve by your pathetic attempt at
> > insulting me, but I'm not going to play your flame game, and I'm not
> > going to attack you back.
> 
> Attack you? All I'm trying to express is that the name is not being used
> in any derogatory sense and that the name Geronimo is being used in a
> positive light. In addition to that people may actually be curious what
> the name actually means and lookup the word Geronimo and learn
> something. 

So let them look it up.  I don't care what the name means.

You keep saying thisngs like "derogatory" and "nasty".  I keep saying
"CONTROVERSIAL".  It's CONTROVERSIAL here in the U.S.  Are you even
*listening*?

> I wasn't attacking you but more making fun of programmer
> types, myself certainly included, who are often not well versed in
> history. 



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