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Re: Fedora 9

On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 12:15 -0600, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
> I must confess that the disease names (Marfan, Asperger, Tourette) Or 
> the beast names (Dragicorn, Chupacabra, Woodwoose, Barmanou), are rather 
> out of place... Especially the disease one... If you take into account 
> what each of these syndromes affects, what's the message?. Since 
> Werewolf, seems like mythic fauna has been set as a theme, of these new 
> names I like Dragicorn the best, as the others have rather... odd 
> associations (do we really want to link Fedora to a 'Sasquatch' or 
> 'hominid' ape? Not to mention to the bloodsucking 'Chupacabra'?).  The 
> heroic character Chingachgook could be good name, but are we the last of 
> our kind? Wouldn't 'Kingsport Town' infringe on copyrights due to the 
> Song of the same name (by Bob Dylan for the curious)? And what's the 
> reasoning behind the Mayonnaise name, anyway? I don't see Fedora being a 
> 'condiment' of any sort.

For what it's worth, a friend of mine who attended my university's
School of Engineering told me a great story about a professor who
started the first day of class with the thunderous and stentorian
proclamation: "There is NO engineering problem which cannot be solved
with the right amount of mayonnaise."

Paul W. Frields, RHCE                          http://paul.frields.org/
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