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Re: names good for marketing

On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 10:54 +0100, René Seindal wrote:
> Alvin Smith wrote (03-01-2005 04:01):
> > On Tuesday 28 December 2004 05:45 pm, Mauro Darida wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>>>Yeah, I've gotta admit, I'm a bit turned off by the name, "Ubuntu."
> >>>
> >>>Perhaps the poster would be turned off by any non-english or
> >>>non-european name.
> >>
> >>I think that ubuntu is probably a good name if you want to
> >>sell in africa but certainly not a good choice if you want to sell in
> >>the western world. Do not underestimate the power of emotions.
> > 
> > 
> > To put it bluntly, the issue is whether white people will accept a product 
> > with a Black African "sounding" name or not.  
> If this is indeed the problem, the problem is not with Ubuntu.

Yes, but Ubuntu would still have to deal with existing reality.

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