[GNU-linux-libre] naming the Linux-libre artwork

Ted Smith teddks at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 14:59:47 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-04-18 at 08:11 +0200, Tomek Chrzczonowicz wrote:
> You know,
> Isn't "Freetz" somewhat similar to "Fritz"? And "Fritz" might mean:
> >From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Hollings:
> As a senator, Hollings was noted for his support for legislation in the
> interests of the established media distribution industry (such as the
> proposed "Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act"). His
> hard-line support of various client-side computer restrictions such as
> DRM and Trusted computing led the Fritz chip (a microchip that enforces
> such restrictions) to be nicknamed after him.
There are probably really horrible people by any name; are you
suggesting we should avoid any name that might have been possessed by
someone contrary to the Free Software Movement at any time in the past?
For what it's worth, I highly doubt anyone will make the connection
between "Freetz, the linux-libre penguin" and "United States Senator
Fritz Hollings".

> >From http://www.thefreedictionary.com/fritz
> n. Informal 
> A condition in which something does not work properly: Our television is
> on the fritz.
This is a more pressing concern, I believe. 
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