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Re: Petition about the Firefox trademark problem

Hans du Plooy <koffiejunkielistlurker@koffiejunkie.za.net> writes:
> I don't understand why opensource proponents always have to resort to
> some sort of derogatory name for something.  Calling someone a weasel
> has never been a compliment, and "ice" never has any positive
> connotations either.

It's not some arbitrary combination of words, it's a reference to a
famous cartoon by Matt Groenig, which has the following caption:

   Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra.  Suddenly it flips over,
   pinning you underneath.  At night the ice weasels come.  --Nietzsche

> It's rally childish.

It's not the typical bland name you'd get from a large corporation, but
that's OK.  Debian is not a large corporation, and does not share their
cultural blinders.


Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it
has to be us.  -- Jerry Garcia

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