[linux-elitists] Update on Getting Shlomi Fish's Emails Unbanned from vger.kernel.org (for submitting a kernel patch and getting help with git on the Better-SCM site)

Muli Ben-Yehuda MULI at il.ibm.com
Mon Apr 2 20:48:28 PDT 2012


> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> To: linux-elitists at zgp.org
> Date: 04/03/2012 03:08 AM
> Subject: Re: [linux-elitists] Update on Getting Shlomi Fish's Emails
> Unbanned from vger.kernel.org (for submitting a kernel patch and
> getting help with git on the Better-SCM site)
> Sent by: linux-elitists-bounces at zgp.org
>
> Quoting Marc MERLIN (marc at merlins.org):
>
> > I'm going to go on a limb, and assume that your parents aren't called
> > Fish, and that they didn't call you Shlomi.
>
> The given name 'Shlomi' is a relatively rare Biblical name from the book
> of Numbers aka Badamidbar, and is (obviously) derived from the word for
> 'peace'.  You may have never run across it before in the USA or France,
> but it's perfectly real nonetheless.  It's also sometimes used as a
> diminutive for Shlomo (Solomon).
>
> 'Fish' is a somewhat common surname among Ashkenazic Jews, and is also a
> relatively rare English surname.  (Not that you care, but, heaviest UK
> concentration is in West Yorkshire and Cumbria counties, in the north of
> England.)  One notes that Shlomi is from Israel.

Rick, if I may congratulate you for a truly elitist reply.

Marc, I have known Shlomi for over ten years in the real world through the
local Israeli Linux community. That is, unfortunate as it may be, his
perfectly normal real name.

Cheers,
Muli



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