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David Brodbeck gull at
Sat Jul 24 07:05:22 UTC 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. ;)

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