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

On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:33, Adam McKenna <adam@flounder.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 12:37:26PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > Tom, your statements don't frighten me.  I am merely pointing out that
> > the vast majority of Christians will find them extremely offensive.  If
> > you did not hate Christians so much then you would not be raising such
> > issues on this list.
> >
> > PS  Why don't you sign your messages with your real name Tom Ballard?
> Speaking as a recovering Catholic, I don't think that Christians will find
> the names "offensive", however they may give some people the wrong idea
> about Debian (namely, that it is run by satanists or something).

You appear to have confused the original discussion (using daemon names for 
naming Debian/BSD projects) with the latest twist raised by Tom Ballard 
(whether drinking Jesus' semen would be considered offensive to Christians).

> In general, I think a good rule of thumb is that anything that needs to be
> explained shouldn't be used as a name.  (Or at least not a high-profile
> name.)

Unless of course you want to get something that's a unique trade-mark, in 
which case the obvious names are all unsuitable.

http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/   My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/  Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/    Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/  My home page

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