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Re: Possible new name for "deity"

> > Remove all daemons from debian (including all ".*d" programs, as
> > they infer the same thing) and then I'll agree that you really and
> > truely want to avoid anything that could offend a relious person.
> While Bruce and I don't completely agree on the handling of the naming
> issue, he could certainly make the point here that there's a
> difference between ancient convention and a new name being chosen for
> a project Debian invented (though I still like the idea of the primary
> developers choosing the name).

Yes.  I would fight against changing "daemon" anway.  My point is simply
that we can't please everybody what we do.  This kind of thing hasn't
caused problems in the past so why is it such a worry now?

If people don't want the name "Deity", then that's fine with me, but to
say "we shouldn't use it because somebody somewhere won't like the name
for this reason or that" just doesn't cut it in my book.

                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )

      Management should work for the engineers, not the other way around.

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