Re: Proposal: DNS change becomes A record and starts getting phased out.

On Fri, 2013-05-10 at 11:55 -0400, Karen Sandler wrote:
On Fri, May 10, 2013 10:55 am, Bastien Nocera wrote:
On Wed, 2013-05-08 at 10:02 -0700, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
To many, 'gimp' is an offensive term an given our dedication to a11y
it seems counter-intuitive to have this name in our infrastructure.

I've never heard the word "gimp" used as a slur against handicapped
people (which I guess is what you're getting at[1]). What made you think
that there was a connection between those 2 uses of the word?

To chime in here as another US-based native english speaker, I've come
across the negative reaction more than once in the past when telling
people to join us "on GIMPNet" and also when talking to newcomers about
what other awesome free software is available for them to use. It's a
connection that I think people naturally make, as the word is a well known
slur. Since for GNOME it's out of context to anyone who doesn't know about
the GIMP and the historical relationship with GNOME, I think it can make
people unnecessarily uncomfortable. exists for a *very* long time ago.  This is how I use it
and how I advertise it.  It seems to me that you should do the same.

I am afraid that changing from CNAME to an A record is not
going to change social customs.  If we want to change social customs, we
do not really need an A record for that, I bet most people are not going
to run "dig" to see how it is resolved.  It is up to us
(call it a campaign or goal to update web/wiki pages where we advertise

Germán Poo-Caamaño

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