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Re: Petition about the Firefox trademark problem

Paul E Condon wrote:
On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 08:57:18AM -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:

Steve Lamb wrote:

Hans du Plooy wrote:

Calling someone a weasel has never been a compliment

  *covers his ferrets eyes*  Hey, there's children present!  Sheesh, some

I enjoyed that post.

Well, how about "Web Ferret"? "Ferret", AFAIK, only has neutral
connotations, and in this context, perhaps good ones (nosing around
for information).

OTOH, why use a fancy name at all? How about "Debian Web Browser"?

ISTM that the purpose of such fancy names has always been to
build brand recognition and brand loyalty. Why do you feel the
need to have such in a non-commercial product?

The purpose of a name is to be a unique identifier. In computing, it
is very convenient to have unique identifiers that have no embedded

I've been a professional software developer since 1980 or so. I've
known about "identifiers" since 1984 or so, when I wrote my first
assembler (for the Z80). We are discussing trademarked NAMES.

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