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Re: Renaming the Debian Project

On 30/12/15 23:03, benjamin barber wrote:
> It's unfortunate that Debian is named after Debra and Ian, because
> having the project named after a white supremacist, who used his
> ex-wifes name as an trophy. Being that the current year is almost 2016
> and is 20 years after Debian started, we should look to the future and
> not the past. We shouldn't tolerate the project being named after a
> person who uses the N word, or marginalizes women who've been sexually
> assaulted. Instead I think we ought to rename the project "Euphemia",
> which means "good speech" and represents our code of conduct, as well as
> being the name of Euphemia Lofton Haynes the first African American
> woman who earned a math PHD.

a) leave out debian-devel, maybe continue on debian-project alone?

b) is Debra's opinion documented anywhere?

c) do you have verifiable references for the other allegations you are
making about the project founder?  It is very inappropriate to post
things like that without citing some solid evidence, doing so only
undermines your own credibility.

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