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Old 18th March 2009, 08:37 AM
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Unhappy Pejorative in FOSS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pejorative

http//mirrors.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/linux/updates/10/i386/

http://www.cherokee-project.com/

http://www.apache.org/

These type of names are insults to all whom know the truth about what was done to peoples in history past.
It is done out of ignorance and dis-respect which is completely opposite of what FOSS and/or the countries, peoples, communities of the world are trying to organize, develop, and bring lasting peace and hope for a better future.

These names should be changed and all such usages of these pejorative names discarded as they cheapen all humanity everywhere.

I am part Cherokee, part Comanche, and part English and part ... lots of other people.
People who killed each other because of their looks or language or color or creed or religion.
The little caricature on the Cherokee Web server is me, when I was about 8 years old.
I had black hair, not blue, I never wore red pants.
I lived next to pdx.edu, my daughter teaches there.

It hurts. I will never use these products and ask you not to either.

SJ
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Old 18th March 2009, 08:54 AM
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Hello SJ:

I'm not the first, however ...

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

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Old 18th March 2009, 09:37 AM
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Member, and I assume also Linux user, since 2005 at least and only just heard about Apache... or get off what ever it is you've been smoking.
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Old 18th March 2009, 10:06 AM
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Thanks Seve. Your quick wit has brought me back from the brink of self-loathing. Whenever I see a caricature of a human being I just want to curl up in a ball and check out of this bigotry filled world. Do these uncaring individuals who continue to draw images such as Homer Simpson, Stewie Griffin, Space Ghost, Elmer Fudd, Fat Albert, etc, etc. not realize how hurtful they are? It's almost as if they are trying to punish me for being born a human.

Well, thanks to you Seve, I will no longer wear blinders. I will no longer pretend to not see the foibles of others. No longer will I be embarrassed to be human.

Again, Thank you Seve......I'm finally free !!!!
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Old 18th March 2009, 10:15 AM
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It is only hurtful if you want it to be. Get over it and stop whining. I'm so freakin' tired of hearing about discrimination, bigotry, etc. Why does everyone have to have some sort of agenda?

I'm not going to close this thread, but if you've been here long enough you know that this won't last.
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Old 18th March 2009, 10:25 AM
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Sorry glenzo....that was just my pitiful attempt at humor. Guess I should stick to truck drivin :-)
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Old 18th March 2009, 10:32 AM
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Hi citojaso. My comment wasn't directed at you. It was, and is, just a general comment. I shouldn't even have posted a reply, but I did. Growing up in America as I have, from the mid 1950's, all I constantly hear about is racial discrimination and equality. If it isn't one demographic it's another. For 50+ years I've been listening to this and it's getting old. In my opinion, the only reason this sort of thing still exists is because those same demographic groups want it to.
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Old 18th March 2009, 10:40 AM
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yup....your right !
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Old 18th March 2009, 01:15 PM
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Am I still allowed to say Zulu?
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Old 18th March 2009, 01:28 PM
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No! My shorts will get all bunched up and I'll be annoyed for the rest of my life.
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Old 18th March 2009, 01:31 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pejorative

http//mirrors.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/linux/updates/10/i386/

http://www.cherokee-project.com/

http://www.apache.org/

These type of names are insults to all whom know the truth about what was done to peoples in history past.
It is done out of ignorance and dis-respect which is completely opposite of what FOSS and/or the countries, peoples, communities of the world are trying to organize, develop, and bring lasting peace and hope for a better future.

These names should be changed and all such usages of these pejorative names discarded as they cheapen all humanity everywhere.

I am part Cherokee, part Comanche, and part English and part ... lots of other people.
People who killed each other because of their looks or language or color or creed or religion.
The little caricature on the Cherokee Web server is me, when I was about 8 years old.
I had black hair, not blue, I never wore red pants.
I lived next to pdx.edu, my daughter teaches there.

It hurts. I will never use these products and ask you not to either.

SJ
Are you going to add these products to your banned list?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_%28XJ%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_Cherokee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-24_Comanche
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Old 18th March 2009, 01:36 PM
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I'm a bit agree with SlowJet... after all, i think there are no software called ..Jews for example...

I did a funny pic, i hope you'll enjoy it

bye!!!!!!!
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Old 18th March 2009, 02:22 PM
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I do not understand how these names, used for perfectly useful and beneficial products can be construed as insulting. As a person of some Scottish ancestry should I be insulted that 3M sells "Scotch" tape?

Please explain the logic used to reach your conclusions.

BTW If you intend to boycott Apache webservers then the majority of the internet is off-limits.
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Old 18th March 2009, 02:59 PM
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Why not take it as a good thing? Clearly when somebody names something it is because they like the name and they like what it represents. Especially so for a project that they work very hard on. My school mascot is the Seminole (a Floridian tribe of Native Americans) and it is a positive thing - not negative.
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Old 18th March 2009, 03:53 PM
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I'll never buy another Whopper.

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