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Re: Changes in formal naming for NetBSD porting effort(s)



[ Re-adding Cc to debian-bsd, since it's a serious naming proposal ]

On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 03:12:05PM -0500, Jim Penny wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 13:42:23 -0500
> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> 
> > Actually, I think daemons first showed up in the _Fiend Folio_, which
> > means we have the British to thank for this confusion.  ;-)
> >
> 
> What about Maxwell's daemon?   This is usually thought to be the
> computer origin of the term.  19th Century.
> http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~history/Daemon.html

Debian Faraday, Feynman, Fermi, ...
Debian Newton, Nobel, ...
Debian Ohm, Oort, Oppenheimer, ...

Ladies and gentlemen (and the rest of y'all, too) - I submit that this
might well be a winner. For nearly every letter in the alphabet, we have
multiple possibilities, a great many of whom will be casually recognizeable
to any geek audience, and quite a few of whom are dead and unlikely to
object.

(Oh, and for those playing along, there are two other interesting letters
to check...)

Debian Hale, Halley, ... (jeez. Hurd folks will have so many good choices!)
Debian Landau, Lawrence, Leibniz, Lorentz, ... (oh, man - Linux gets Lovelace!)

Debian Mach, of course, must be reserved for a FreeBSD-on-Mach port :)
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Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>                                        ,''`.
Debian GNU/NetBSD(i386) porter                                       : :' :
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