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Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.
On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 11:32:14PM -0500, Brian Bruns wrote:
> >Remember, alot of these have been in the fortunes package for god
> >knows how long, and Cygwin isn't the only one thats going to have
> >them. I'm betting that any distro that has the Fortunes package has
> >them too.
> Right. The README of the package says this:
> The potentially offensive fortunes are installed by default on FreeBSD
> systems. If you're absolutely, *positively*,
> without-a-shadow-of-a-doubt sure that your user community goes
> berzerk/sues your pants off/drops dead upon reading one of them, edit
> the Makefile in the subdirectory datfiles, and do "make all install".
> So, we do undoubtedly have the default version and I am undoubtedly
> getting more prudish about this type of thing.
> Maybe we need a vote. I would really like to know how people feel about
> this. We haven't had a vote in a long time so:
> How do you feel about the off-color content in the cygwin fortune files?
> [ ] Offended. Think about the children!
> [X] Not offended. Stop bothering me with your Puritanical values.
> [ ] Don't care. Can we go back to talking about how negative this list is now?
Offensive fortunes should probably be accessible only through -o optiona but
they definitely _must_ stay there. I would not even bother encoding them with
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