"linux-openmoko" project

Christopher Heiny clheiny at starband.net
Sun Feb 11 19:52:12 CET 2007

On Sunday 11 February 2007 05:51, picked up the following transmission 
from Harald Welte:
> On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 01:34:00PM +0100, Koen Kooi wrote:
> > You all get to have 3 guesses on what "linux-openmoko" is without
> > looking at the project page on project.openmoko.org.
> >
> > Gforge admins: could you please stop approving bullshit
> > project(names) like this? Project renaming isn't really supported
> > in gforge, so it looks like you to delete the project and ask the
> > people involved to register a new, properly named one.
> erm, to be honest, this was already the second attempt to register
> the java-openmoko project correctly.  And in the second application,
> I didn't see that the short name was completely bogus.  Have deleted
> it now.  Thanks for noticing?

I can't BELIEVE that I blew that.  And that I didn't notice the 
stupefyingly bad name (it should have been java-openmoko, as Mickey 
suggested) in confirmation message.  I can only blame myself for 
rushing through the submission, as there is no valid explanation of why 
I would type that name for the project.

Marcin - I like your suggestion better (the redundant "-openmoko" bugged 
me, too, but I didn't want to just call it "java"), but prefer "java-" 
as a prefix rather than "-java" as a suffix.  I'll be resubmitting the 
project later today (though I'm not sure Harald will let me through 
again, given this track record :-)) as "java-pkg" unless someone 
suggests a better name.

Koen & IRC guys - next time you catch something like that, please check 
with the project admin to make sure that's really what they intended 
before you fly off the handle.  You can flush away a lot of credibility 
by ranting about someone's "religion" without actually even talking to 
that person first.

Everyone else - sorry for the bonehead mistake.

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