[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: Thunderbird recommending non-free software

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: Thunderbird recommending non-free software
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:15:24 +0930

On Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:30:32 -0700
David Sterry <address@hidden> wrote:


CCs dropped, I assume they read the lists.

> Yavor Doganov wrote:
> > Graziano Sorbaioli wrote:
> >   
> >> Maybe we should have someone doing a libre gnu thunderbird
> >> software just as there is a libre gnu firefox one.
> >>
> >> GNU mail? :)
> >>     
> >
> > That would be confused with GNUMail [1], the GNUstep MUA.  Plus,
> > there alrady is GNU mail, GNU's implementation of the standard mail
> > program (from mailutils).
> >
> > IceCrow, IceRooster or some other Ice$BIRD in the true spirit of the
> > "iceweaselization", maybe...
> >   
> It seems to me Ice was an opposite to Fire and Weasel and Cat are 
> alternate animal names. The corresponding IceCatination would be to
> use the opposite of thunder and a different very general name like
> bird for example Silentfish or Mutehorse or Peacepig. Or we could try
> to make it sound cooler than Thunderbird and abandon this kind of
> mimicry altogether.

If this is done properly (as an independant project), it'll be best to
do it 'the mozilla way' and provide a separate branding directory. If
its done inside gNS only, I'll accept 'good enough' for the moment
(with a view to making it proper later).

> Of course it should probably be up to the person who does the actual 
> coding to choose the name rather than the rest of us in the peanut
> gallery.

Unless its becoming an official project, in which case feedback from
peanuts might help :)

> -David Sterry (weex)

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]