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Leif
October 25th, 2005, 05:43 PM
It seems that the name "Ubuntu Women" provokes some strong reactions, as people jump to the conclusion that this forum is a place to confine women using ubuntu. Perhaps changing the name to something like "Ubuntu-women project" or "Engaging women in ubuntu" (I'm not good a coming up with names, but you get the idea) could help avoid such confusion in the future.

matthew
October 25th, 2005, 06:28 PM
How about "The Ladies' Room?"
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...okay, maybe not. But you did laugh, didn't you?

geekchic9
October 26th, 2005, 03:21 AM
I'm all for keeping "Ubuntu Women", as other at least one other distro has "(insert distro here) Women" in their names. But, the point is valid. How about having a subtitle, like "Ubuntu Women: Encouraging Women to use Linux"? Or maybe add a word to the title to clarify, such as "Ubuntu Women Advocacy"?

I'm not good with names, either.

aysiu
October 26th, 2005, 04:40 AM
I think some people just need to "suck it up." The name isn't that provocative. Some folks just make no effort to understand what the project's about. Ubuntu isn't going to change its name to Ubuntu: Linux for beings who are human toward each other just because some people think Ubuntu: Linux for Human Beings means it can be installed easily by anyone on any hardware configuration without any tweaking or command-line use. Nor should we change the name Ubuntu Women just because some people think it's "sexist."

matthew
October 26th, 2005, 04:47 AM
I think some people just need to "suck it up." Oooooooo <awed tone as if in great admiration>....
I don't think I've ever seen you get even a little grumpy. :) :)

I agree with you, by the way.

aysiu
October 26th, 2005, 05:32 AM
Oooooooo <awed tone as if in great admiration>....
I don't think I've ever seen you get even a little grumpy. :) :)

I agree with you, by the way. Oh, I get grumpy. See me in some of the anti-Linux FUD threads...

xingmu
October 27th, 2005, 04:03 PM
I agree with Aysiu. Changing the name because it makes a small minority of people (who have said they will never post here anyhow...see previous thread) feel more comfortable is a waste of our time. I think the name is already quite appropriate. It doesn't seem that provocative (just imagine the response if we had Ubuntu Queers!). It also is broad enough that it allows the group space to grow into whatever the members want. I think the problem lies with the lack of understanding of a few people rather than the name itself.

gillion
October 27th, 2005, 04:17 PM
LOL

This is helarious.

How about wubuntu ?

My Nihongo is rusty but Josei No Ubuntu ?



Personally some of the people who get rilled up about this have their knickers in a bunch.

How else you gonna identify the project ... I say scrap that forum and let the women that use Linux mingle in the regular world. There is no need to "specially" single out females in any linux project... because what it does is isolate said women from a wealth of help from their male colleagues.

SCRAP IT !

towsonu2003
October 27th, 2005, 05:13 PM
I think some people just need to "suck it up." The name isn't that provocative. Some folks just make no effort to understand what the project's about. Ubuntu isn't going to change its name to Ubuntu: Linux for beings who are human toward each other just because some people think Ubuntu: Linux for Human Beings means it can be installed easily by anyone on any hardware configuration without any tweaking or command-line use. Nor should we change the name Ubuntu Women just because some people think it's "sexist."

agreed - also, some people may need to study feminism a little bit (at least google feminism) to understand what is sexist and what's not... remember the first rule of linux? read... :)

Leif
October 29th, 2005, 10:55 AM
I agree with you guys that it shouldn't be necessary to change the name, I think Ubuntu Women is a good, descriptive name, but as you can see even in this thread, posts such as this :


I say scrap that forum and let the women that use Linux mingle in the regular world. There is no need to "specially" single out females in any linux project... because what it does is isolate said women from a wealth of help from their male colleagues.

SCRAP IT !

are going to keep on coming. But I guess people will get the point eventually. Hope you're all patient !