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Re: GNU Parallel 20140222 ('Euromaidan') released

From: Ole Tange
Subject: Re: GNU Parallel 20140222 ('Euromaidan') released
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:18:46 +0100

On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Michael Shigorin <> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 11:40:55AM +0100, Ole Tange wrote:
>> GNU Parallel 20140222 ('Euromaidan') has been released.
> Ole, you are supporting extremism, shame on you!

If you believe naming a release 'Euromaidan' is supporting extremism,
then you probably also think I support:

* Building shabby buildings (The 'Rana Plaza' release)
* Killing members of political parties (The 'Utøya' release)
* Unlawfully accessing voice mails (The 'Murdoch' release)
* Terrorist actions in shopping malls (The 'Westgate' release)
* Typhoon destructions (The 'Haiyan' release)
* Derailing trains (The 'Compostela' release)
* Exploding bombs at a race (The 'Boston' release)
* Raping women (The 'Jyoti Singh Pandey' release)
* Forza Italia (The 'Silvio' release)
* Nuclear contamination (The 'Japan' release)
* Hiding well-known terrorists (The 'Pakistan' release)
* Deadly vegetables (The 'Bean sprout' release)
* Companies run by people named Steve (The 'Steve Ritchie' release)
* Companies owned by people named Mærsk (The 'Mærsk' release)

If you think the code name of a release implies a support then shame
on you: You are drawing conclusions on assumptions that you do not
have any ground for making.

If you, on the other hand, believe the code names are chosen because
they sum up something that has happened during that past month -
whether it is good or bad, then you are closer to the truth.


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