Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material
>>>>> "RC" == Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
RC> What's so offensive about naming it after a female dog?
RC> Should it be named "eweX" after a female sheep instead? Or
RC> would that be "obviously" sexist too?
So, I myself have filed a bug (#103988) against BitchX related to the
homophobic crap that's in the BitchX.quit file. That was a bit of a
different situation -- I wasn't so much pissed off at the content of a
package, but the fact that it was spewing its crap out into IRC under
my name. If a MUA sent out spam email to everyone I know without my
knowledge or consent, I'd probably consider that buggy software, too.
That said, I think censorship is wrong, and that racists, homophobes,
and sexists can shoot themselves quite nicely in the foot without help
from anyone else.
I also think it's up to package maintainers to decide what they want
to promote and whether they want to put their name on a package full
of ignorant mouth-breathing boneheadedness.