block on name

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat Apr 28 00:13:50 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 14:55 -0400, george2 wrote:

>    if one headmaster says the release is inappropriate to use in the
> teaching or desktop situation;
>    if one religious leader objects to its use in that the supporting
> material for the name says "this is your new god"
>    if one advocate of equality for women speaks up
>    if one government department says its use violates discrimination
> in the workplace laws
>    if one parent objects
>         and it is picked up by the press....

It's a hot dog. It has always been a hot dog. The name is not an
innuendo, it is not a double entendre. If anyone thinks it is, that's
their problem, not ours. The whole beefy miracle thing is and _has
always been_ about a food product.

That aside: this list is for QA work. There's no possible basis for QA
as a group to object to this or indeed _any_ given release name. If
individual QA members believe there's something so terrible about the
release name that it's worth trying to provoke a screaming emergency,
then by all means, go ahead and do so - but I can't see any basis for
doing so as an action _of the QA group_. We're doing QA, we're not
debating implications of the release name.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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