kline at thought.org
Sat Jul 24 21:00:19 UTC 2010
On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 10:46:34AM -0700, Chip Camden wrote:
> Quoth David Brodbeck on Saturday, 24 July 2010:
> > On Jul 23, 2010, at 11:24 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > >It's a cartoon character. It's not an attempt to lure your children
> > >to
> > >join Satan's armies. There's no reason to be "deterred" from giving
> > >FreeBSD a try just because of a friendly cartoon character.
> > I'm reminded of when some Christian groups called for a boycott of
> > Apple because they had an OS project code-named "Darwin." Some people
> > will just go out of their way to look for reasons to take offense.
> > I'm reminded that the SATAN network scanner project used to ship a
> > utility with the source code that would patch it to rename it
> > "SANTA". I suppose someone could fork a new BSD distribution with an
> > angel for a logo, to mollify these sorts of people. Call it
> > BlessedBSD (BleSseD?) or something. ;)
> That would probably make a lot of Christian BSD users happy.
> Personally, I like the devilish association, however indirect it may be.
> FreeBSD is somewhat counter-cultural and anti-authoritarian, after all.
> The whole notion of the Christian heaven seems remarkably close to
> Microsoft's vision of software: everyone will exist together in this
> eternal utopian sameness, and they'll like it.
> Give me my daemons, my lake of fire, and some people who aren't too good
> to know what they want and don't want-- we'll have a party.
I'll bring the Leinenkugels Limited.
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