Unsexy name for remote file systems

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 17:54:13 UTC 2010

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Jeff <jeff.m123 at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

>   In the Lucid Lynx Beta2 release notes, it states that Remote Filesystems
> is now going to be called Gigolo. Could developers please rename "Gigolo" to
> "Remote File Systems" again, because I'm getting sick of open source
> projects with weird sexual names. We already have an application called
> "GIMP" so why make it any worse? Surely there is a dev who has English as a
> first language, who can spot these things!
> Evidence of seedyness in the name:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male_prostitution
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuce_Bigalow:_Male_Gigolo
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondage_suit
> It was actually given that name on purpose.  I don't recall the exact
quotation, but the dev called it Gigolo because it mounts what you tell it
to mount.

I had the same kind of reaction when I heard about the name last year,

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