Re: Formalising the release naming process [Was: GNOME Development Release 2.5.3]

On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 01:28, Rob Adams wrote:

 It's interesting though that in this case there seems to be no one who
> was actually offended, but rather all this resulted merely from the
> thought that there theoretically _might_ be someone offended.

Thats missing the point. It was quite literally "below the belt" and to
call it inappropriate is an understatement. Its potentially damaging and
highly embarrasing IMO. 

Can you imagine the damage if MS used this as Anti-Gnome propaganda
("Would you trust/use a product which its own developers attribute the
word ******** to" etc etc). 

I feel sorry too for someone promoting the stuff who gets asked "So
What's Gnome go to do with ******** then?" by potential business users.

I can't believe you don't have an editor who proof reads everything
prior to being submitted to the Gnome Announcement list or any other
media designed for wider public consumption. If you did, things like
this would not or should not happen - letting any johnny post whatever
he likes there is asking for trouble. 


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