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

Mostly a lurker, I'd like to point that we limit ourselves in a lot of
places within HIG not to use jargon, body parts and phrasing that can
offend users, in applications, dialogs or icons, even taking care of a
multicultural environment.
I presume that such language use within an application wouldn't be
accepted regardless it can be called "funny". 
Hence I can't understand why such simple criteria can't be applied
elsewhere if it's recommended to developers.

By accepting this kind of behaviors we simply set double standards. I'm
sure we don't want that.

On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 13:01, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 13:47, iain wrote:
> > >  It would
> > > be sad if we sold that out just because we stupidly think that IBM is
> > > going to walk away from linux because Jeff said 'testicles.'
> > 
> > If only it were simply the case that Jeff said 'testicles'.
> > But it wasn't.
> > The GNOME project said 'testicles'
> > If I want my software associated with such language, then I am the
> > person to do it (and I often do, but only in those instances where I am
> > not representing anyone else)
> I think you missed my point. There are two categories of 'corporate'
> people interested in Linux right now.
> (1) IBM, Sun, etc.- they have investigated and understood the
> 'community' that comes with all of this 'free software' thing. They
> understand what is going on, and don't care if Jeff, GNOME, or God
> Himself say 'testicles' in a development release announcement.
> (2) Folks who buy the 'Java Desktop System', 'Bluecurve', or the
> forthcoming 'Novell Linux Desktop.' Those people not only don't care
> what the GNOME project says, they don't even know what the GNOME desktop
> is.
> Now, I think (2) is a problem, and I'd like to solve it, but the reality
> is that until it is solved, publicity /for development releases/ is just
> not an issue. People either don't know or (thank goodness) don't care. 
> [When I see 'testicles' next to 'Longhorn' in a print EWeek, I'll
> humbly, politely, and gladly eat my words. We're still a ways off from
> there.]
> Luis
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