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Re: Petition about the Firefox trademark problem

* Miles Bader <miles@gnu.org> [2006 Oct 25 08:56 -0500]:
> 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.

Obviously, Hans has missed the irony that Debian released a version
named Woody.  ;-)

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