Re: Renaming the Debian Project
On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 02:03:40PM -0800, 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.
The neo-tribalist, pseudo-leftist, anti-materialist form of ideology that
took shape during the famed '80s Culture Wars--"identity politics"--seems to
have had a slight resurgence in the past few years. So much for those who
take it up.
"First as tragedy, then as farce."