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Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material

>>>>> "RC" == Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> 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.


Evan Prodromou

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