Closed Bug 209360 Opened 21 years ago Closed 21 years ago
Monkeypox might not be the best name for linux PPC in the tinderbox anymore
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030606 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030606 Monkeypox was a fine name, untill people started getting sick from it Should a new name be chosen? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Too much work, if you ask me. (It requires getting IC to reassign the hostname and then reconfiguring the machine itself, which might require physical access to the machine.) I don't think that's worth the time. Anyone at Netscape who's actually willing to do the work can feel free to reopen.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Naming machines is a hard problem. We've gone through some different phases, Star Trek, the names of trees, names of comics, far-away cities, vacation spots, names that suggest doom, ironic names, etc. One of those was deadly viruses; we had ebola, monkeypox, and a few others. I think only monkeypox has migrated over to a public tinderbox. I don't really think we're offending anyone, it's still a little-known virus and is also close to "SeaMonkey" so it kinda fits some of the naming that has gone on for mozilla.org. Certainly names like "aids" or "sars" would not be good choices. If you can get one or two other people to agree we should change the name, I'll do the work to change it. It's probably a 5-min call to the help desk and a ~15min task of finding the machine and changing the right files. Reopen and assign to me if you find some other people that want this done.
I understand, the problems with names, :) I won't go actively campaign to find offended people, because that would probably offend for people, but if anyone else wants to throw there 2 cents in...
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