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Re: Concern about racism and sexism in Supertuxkart 0.9

2015-05-03 20:29 GMT+02:00 Catherine Gramze <rhiamom@mac.com>:

> I agree that talking to upstream is unlikely to help. If they thought replacing a neutral character with Sara was a good idea then they are not likely to see any issues with Sara. They like her and want her in the game. I think they will continue to head more in this direction no matter what any of us might say. They are altering the basic nature of the game from a children's game to a teen or adult male game, they are doing so deliberately, and if a fork to preserve the children's nature of the game is not possible then the game should not be included in Debian anymore.

Well, making a fork is certainly possible and doable. All it takes is
some people willing to devote some time and effort to maintain the
fork. What remains to be seen is if enough people with spare time
might be willing to work on that game. On the other hard, I don't see
any grounds for not including it in Debian even if it becames no
longer apt for kids, as long as it remains DFSG free and anyone is
willing to maintain it. What can be done (if the package maintainers
think so) is to improve it via patches (we have always done that to
many packages) or to use the package description to explain what the
game is about and what to expect (we have always done that too).


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