Re: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s)
On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 11:33:48PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 10:24:04AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> | > Demons are evil,
> | Demons don't exist. Consequently, their moral value is undefinable.
> I claim that their moral value /is/ definable in the context of a
> particular mythology even if they don't exist. In the case of the
> Christian religion, demons are generally believed to be evil.
> The Christian religion also has plenty of fundamentalists willing to
> bash a project merely on the force of the connotations of its name, as
> this thread has demonstrated. I'm not convinced that this is a valid
> reason to shun demons as codenames for Debian operating systems, though.
Well, just for the record, i personnally would prefer we don't use demon
name for keyword if possible. I don't think i am a religious fanatic or
whatever, i don't even go regularly to church, and would consider myself
more atheist than religious, but it would make me, and maybe others,
Also, the proposed names were taken out of the christian mythology (or
whatever you name it), so the names are indeed related to the evil they
represent in the christian mythology.
On a side note, i also prefer the Pratchet names over the Tolkien ones,
but either would be fine.