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Re: Change of the debian code-name base?

On Sat, May 26, 2007 at 04:06:30PM +0200, Torsten Trautwein wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm a long time Debian GNU/Linux user - both as a desktop and server OS.
> I've never been a big friend of the code-names of Debian, so I wanted
> to ask if it was possible to change the naming resource from Toy Story
> to The Simpsons?

Yeah. And maybe we should also introduce a nice and overengineered
voting system, to make the system more "democratic"[1].

Seriously, I don't think code names really matter all that much. They
need to exist so that we can refer to a not-yet-versioned,
not-yet-released system with something else than "the next stable" or
"that thing that isn't ready yet". Other than that, code names have no
value. Or importance.

If and when we ever run out of Toy Story character names to pick from,
I'm sure the release managers at that time will be able to pick a new
naming scheme. If you want to have anything to do with it, I suggest you
get started and become a release assistant today :)

Or perhaps we'll have finally reached total world domination by then,
and will be able to force Disney/Pixar into making a new Toy Story
movie. And making it DFSG-free, too. That'll be the day.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/01/msg00459.html and the
    thread that follows.

Shaw's Principle:
	Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will
	want to use it.

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