WhyTheName

Andrew Benson drewbenson at netjack.com
Sun Apr 12 16:34:59 UTC 2020


Fun link - thanks!

> On Apr 12, 2020, at 10:32 AM, Dave Bucklin <dave at 19a6.net> wrote:
> 
> Lots of a-ha moments in here, for me.
> 
> https://wiki.debian.org/WhyTheName
> 
>> Giving cryptic names to software is a well-established UNIX tradition,
>> and the explanations are often missing from the documentation, either
>> because the developers imagine it's obvious (usually wrongly) or because
>> they think nobody cares (and here they're usually right, or it would
>> turn up as FAQ material).



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