Re: Josselin Mouette and Planet Debian
Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:28:09PM +0000, Russell Coker wrote:
>> The creation of a fake picture of Manoj wearing leather makes it clear that
>> Joss was intending to make an insinuation of homosexuality in order to
> I'm really speechless... I mean, even from you I'm still not sure it's
> not a practical joke.
I am really speechless.... The French seem to have a completely
different understanding of the English language used in all these
matters than almost every one else in the world. I guess it is really
time that Joss realizes that what might have been OK to be written in
French is considered an insult when written in English to thousands of
readers from different cultural backgrounds.
Joss, it is disappointing that after all that time since your faux pas
, you still seem to fail to understand that what might be acceptable
within one culture (I don't speak or understand 'French') will not
necessarily be acceptable for all the other thousands of recipients of
If there are some that have rigid attitudes, it seems to be the French
-- for their failure to accept that the world contains people that beg
to differ with the 'French opinion' or have a different kind of 'humor'.
I can only with a little bit of confidence speak of the German
interpretation of what has been said. More than one of Joss's statements
appear as rather infantile. It's a pity that this grand old lady of an
operating system and serious software is being dragged into the aura of
these immature ramblings.