sterling at camdensoftware.com
Sat Jul 24 17:46:39 UTC 2010
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
> >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.
Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F
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