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Re: Suggestion to change the name "Subversion"

From: Ed Hillmann <ed.hillmann_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:36:39 +1000

Wait a minute, he also erased his "bash history". Was he suspected of
covering up assaults as well??

I don't think the suspicion arose because the repository was named
"subversion". I think it was because source code was being transferred to
an outside location. It could have been called "Utter conformist corporate
monkey" repository and it would have still raised suspicion.

Yes, people are ignorant about things (I'm sure we don't have to look too
hard to find things about this we too are ignorant). But I don't think the
name of Subversion would have prevented this from happening. There were
some suspicious things going on (I'm ignorant of the details, but from the
article it does sound, at the start, suspicious). But I think
Goldman-Sachs should have had a better understanding of what was happening
before they called in the Feds....

On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 7:25 AM, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel_at_gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Glenn Holmer <gholmer_at_weycogroup.com>
> wrote:
> > On 08/12/2013 03:51 PM, Greg Stein wrote:
> >>
> >> Apache Subversion actually started as "Inversion" around December
> >> 1999, or January 2000. It wasn't until April 2000, that we accepted
> >> "Subversion" as a rename. It had "version" in the name, and we *were*
> >> trying to subvert the CVS installations/community, so the name fit
> >> extremely well :-)
> >>
> >> It became "Apache Subversion" in February 2010.
> >
> >
> > Great story, thanks!
> >
> Agreed. On the name change topic, I had a professor who would
> greet people with "heaveno" because he believed the traditional
> greeting had satanic connotations. His attempts to make us use that
> did not go very far...
> > --
> > Glenn Holmer
> > Weyco Group, Inc.
> > phone: 414-908-1809
> > fax: 414-908-1601
Received on 2013-08-13 00:37:12 CEST

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