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Re: Suggestion to change the name "Subversion"

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:03:56 -0400

No one else remember the old "Satan" monitoring toolkit, that had an option to change the displayed name and icon to "Santa"?

The name "Subversion" has enough positive reputation that changing it, just to avoid NSA style monitoring, seems very destabilizing to a popular project. Let's not change it.

Nico Kadel-Garcia
Email: nkadel_at_gmail.com
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On Aug 12, 2013, at 17:25, 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 02:18:57 CEST

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