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Wed Oct 26 10:56:52 CDT 2005
Shot - Piotr Szotkowski wrote in gmane.linux.ubuntu.sounder
about: Re: Mad Penguin review
> David M:
>> I get the impression that quite a few people do find
>> the current naming scheme quite seriously embarrassing,
> There was a poll about it on the Fridge.
> First we lost the best official backgrounds and login screen anyone
> ever shipped,
I was saddened by that as well, but it is a fact that if a distro is looking
for worldwide adoption it needs to be slightly cautious with regards to
different levels of cultural acceptability. It was a question of broader
acceptability versus broader minds.. <ducks to avoid flamewar> ;-)
> now we're going to lose another nice micro-feature because
> somebody somewhere feels offended/embarassed/whatever.
See my previous post: I've got nothing against imaginative release
names, just as long as they don't sound too childish.. It's a question
of finding "balance", again.
> If Ubuntu wanted to please the easily offended/corporate/white-collars,
> the first thing it should change is the name itself.
I think the name, and what it means, is excellent, and I can't see how
anybody can be offended by the name. Puzzled, perhaps, but not offended.
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