Re: GNOME Development Release 2.5.3: "That and a pair of testicles."

On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 17:15, dodji seketeli org wrote:
> Selon Rob Adams <readams readams net>:
> > It's now a long-standing tradition to bitch about release names.  I
> > think we should start using randomly generated 128 bit globally unique
> > identifiers.  Or is that unacceptable in some cultures?

I dont think the testicle reference was that offensive - it was just
unprofessional and misleading. You surely dont want to insinuate that
the gnome release was a load of old bollocks or something.   

> Sorry, what's the underlying idea behind this post ?
A better question would be : Why do we need a release name? If its just
because cvs needs one then why not use Gnome 2.5.3

> I think we can hardly talk about marketing concerns, wide adoption (including
> corporate adoption) and not be consistent in our acts.
> Some of us go exhibit GNOME in companies, asking for more ISV adoptions etc ...
> To be taken seriously, we need to be really careful about our "image".

Yes. If you want a professional image then you have to be professional
about the names.

> I agree that we must keep having fun in what we do, but I think we should be 
> aware about the kind of public we are "talking" to.

True but IMO professional = boring. 


> Regards,
> ps: I am not a marketing person.
> Dodji.
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