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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.

Please, do *not* feed this troll. Ian deserves better.

It is easy to love a country that is famous for chocolate and beer

  -- Barack Obama, speaking in Brussels, Belgium, 2014-03-26

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