[vlc-devel] Christian Santa Hat removal?

Andre-John Mas ajmas at sympatico.ca
Thu Dec 24 19:54:03 CET 2009

On 18-Dec-2009, at 21:35, Pierre Ynard wrote:

> Dear Sir,
>> Is there a way to remove or disable the Christian holiday Easter egg?
>> Many users (myself included) are not Christian and feel that this icon
>> is probably not a good idea. We do not see similar Easter eggs for
>> high holidays of other faiths (Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, Buddhist
>> and Hindu holidays etc.) and wonder if VLC is positioning itself as
>> 'anti' other faiths since its development team is mostly European and
>> American.
> My personal opinion is that the majority of our user base is positively
> receptive to the christmas spirit, and that the majority of those who
> aren't positively receptive, aren't receptive at all, i.e. just don't
> care.

I should also add, that Christmas/Xmas is actually celebrated in countries
that aren't Christian - Thailand for one. It feels more and more we are 
returning to the pagan roots, especially with the over commercialisation of
the holiday. 

BTW Santa is an invention of Coco-Cola, though does have possible references
to Saint Claus. 

Happy "gift exchange day" ;)


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