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Re: Why "daemon" is not like "deity"

> I'm glad you brought that up. I am the person who will have to promote
> this program to the other distributions if we want them to use it. One
> of those distributions is Caldera. The president of Caldera and several
> of the key engineers are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the
> Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons). Brian Sparks is a really nice guy and is
> sincerely religious. I would obviously find it intensely embarassing, and
> also ineffective, to try to promote a program with a religiously-offensive
> name to Brian. I'd prefer to maintain the relationship that Debian has with
> Caldera. We've gotten some good free software out of those guys, and without
> our encouragement and our example I don't think that would have happened.

Most of my relatives are Mormons and I can't think of a one of them that
would care in the slightest that a program was named "deity".  Perhaps
I'll ask them just to see what they say.

I could see how somebody religeous would find "satan" or "devil" or
"tieherupandwhipherwithchains" a little offensive, but I disagree that
"deity" falls in with these.

                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )

Seize the moment!  Live now.  Make "now" always the most important time. -- JLP

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