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Re: Bug#427297: ITP: sturmbahnfahrer -- simulated obstacle course for automobiles

On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 04:00:28PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 02:30:43AM +0200, Miriam Ruiz a écrit :
> > Package: wnpp
> > * Package name    : sturmbahnfahrer
> Dear Miriam,
> I have very bad feelings when I read the name of this game. It is a very
> bad taste play on the word "sturmbahnführer", which is a rank which was
> only awarded in the SS divisions when Germany was ruled by the nazis. If
> you google with "sturmbahnfahrer", you will not find any page which is
> not related to the game: this word does not exist in German.

Agreed - I read it as sturmbahnfuehrer immediately and subliminally and 
then wondered what the heck was going on. There are issues on licensing 
some games in Germany anyway - I'm fairly sure Debian might get into 
trouble when submitting this game under this title for classification, 
if only because of the potential for confusion and the problems with 
German/Austrian/French etc.anti-Nazi laws

This is only my (ill-informed) opinion - I am neither a German, nor a 
German lawyer :)


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