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Re: [trinity-devel] Praises and a little disappointment[?] blog entry.

From: L0ner sh4dou <sh4dou@...>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:19:50 +0100
2011/12/14 L0ner sh4dou <sh4dou@...>:
> 2011/12/14 Nigel Stewart <nigels.com@...>:
>>> I read whole thing and this is the guy that seems to understand why we
>>> are keeping trinity alive. But I didn\t like the last paragraph. It
>>> seems that he blames re-branding of trinity. I think we should explain
>>> clearly why this was done either in the about page or in the FAQ. I
>>> already added question about this to the FAQ Draft in etherpad, but
>>> honestly, I didn't really know how to ask this kind of thing, nor
>>> explain this... This kind of criticism isn't really constructive, and
>>> we should have all the tools we need to fight against any kind of
>>> un-constructive, and unreasonable blaming either in the faq or in the
>>> about page IMO.
>>
>>
>> It wouldn't hurt to have a bit more informative landing page to
>> clarify that Trinity is referring to KDE3 (I assume) and not
>> referring to religion.  I can kind of understand the misunderstanding,
>> although it never occurred to me that Trinity would be a "Catholic"
>> desktop, or anything like that.
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity
>>
>> ...
>> The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three divine
>> persons (Greek: ὑποστάσεις):[1] the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ),
>> and the Holy Spirit.
>> ....
>>
>> - Nigel
>>
> I knew trinity is a christian doctrine, but I've never mate the
> connection. Maybe I'm not religious enough? (:P)

A little add-on, sice I'm following (and participating) in discussion
on authors blog. It's author's comment in response of mine in which I
explained that trinity is reference to kde version 3.
"I didn't notice anything at first about the name either. But I
recently heard from a friend of mine who sets up computers for people;
that some Rabbi hired him to setup his computer with a free operating
system and office suite. He offered him a choice of desktops and
showed them off, and when he mentioned Trinity Desktop, the Rabbi said
no way was he sticking a Christian desktop on his computer. The name
is hurting potential market share."