Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material
Question. Who determins what should and shouldn't be? Who is "right"?
If I don't find something offensive should everyone just ignore it? If
someone else finds it offensive am I wrong? Maybe I'm not sensitive
enough, maybe they're too sensitive, maybe it's not worth worryiing
about. Maybe you should uninstall the program and write the auther a
I personally find redneck jokes great. I'm from the south, born and
raised and I REALLY don't ever want to see my family tree.
I love good inbred jokes about the south. Heck, my mom and dad are
related a couple branches up. My wife and I are also (we found out
after the marriage). Luckily my mom was adopted to there's no danger to
my kids, but I still find the jokes funny. I take them as jokes not
insults. If I find it insulting I ignore it or give the author direct
When I find something offensive, I go after the author who's
Thus spake Lazarus Long (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 12:47:25AM -0700, Adam Conrad wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Lazarus Long [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:55 PM
> > >
> > > Yo family's so black, when they hold hands, it looks like a
> > > stretch limo.
> > >
> > > There's no excuse for racism in Debian.
> > >
> > So, your take is that Debian should censor upstream so we can be more
> > politically correct? If you don't appreciate the author's off-colour
> > humour, then don't use his script(s).
> > When Debian starts making decisions about what is and isn't appropriate
> > for our users to see, that's when I stop contributing. We should not be
> > about censorship.
> > ... Adam Conrad
> > (PS: Yo mama so white, when she gets naked, yo daddy's retinas burn
> > clean off)
> Again, there is no excuse for racism in Debian. Other packages have
> elided the inappropriate material in the past, as they should. An IRC
> client has no business being racist. Debian is a distribution that
> specifically caters to children; note the debian-junior project. As it
> stands, your package is inappropriate to be on the box my daughter uses.
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