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

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> I have little patience for superstitious beliefs, and less still for
> people who claim to be defending the tender feelings of the ignorant.

But why use names correlated with evil when other options are
available which interfere less with Debian's goals?

> I doubt knowledgeable and thoughtful adherents to the Christian
> religion -- the kind who can actually attend a seminary and not flunk
> out -- find the names I proposed particularly offensive.
> If any such people are reading these lists, we can always ask them.

I recognize Forneus and Orobos -- Naberius I'd have to look up.

> In any event, for any name that doesn't raise trademark issues (and
> thus potentially jeopardize the entire project), I'd say
> the choice remains up to those who are actually doing the work -- and
> that would be the Debian *BSD porters.

Street names from Berkeley have appeal, and few fundies assign
Manichean properties to asphalt.


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