Re: Petition about the Firefox trademark problem
* Miles Bader <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006 Oct 25 08:56 -0500]:
> Hans du Plooy <email@example.com> 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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