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Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "R.Powers" <r dot t dot powers at worldnet dot att dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 18:24:52 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.
- References: <09ea01c4f444$a857db20$6401a8c0@BOBP1>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, R.Powers wrote:
> > Message from "Christopher Faylor" on 01/05/05 08:38 PM PT quoted:
> > > How do you feel about the off-color content in the cygwin fortune
> > > files?
> > >
> > > [ ] Offended. Think about the children!
> > > [ ] 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?
> [X] Why keep the material?.....remove from Distribution.
which, BTW, is semantically equivalent to (not my opinion, just rephrasing
[X] Offended. Think about the children!
so why invent a new category?
> I don't think it has anything to do with Christianity or Atheism or PC
> or Free Speech..or being Hip or Cool....or forcing anything on
> It's merely obscene crudity.
> If it's better suited to publication on the wall of a public toilet than
> on the wall of your living room, for all to ponder and appreciate, then
> why keep it.
> If someone's interest runs in that direction that interest can easily be
> fulfilled elsewhere.
> Most folks are already bombarded with enough incoming material that
> requires opting-out of, or in this case excising,....... .when you never
> would have opted-in.. .....if you actually had a choice up front......
Huh? We're talking about *fortune* here. You had to *install* the
package to get the files -- how's that not "opting in"? Not only that,
you'd have to *run* the "fortune" command to get the limericks -- they
won't be /forced/ on you.
It's a bug, people! Let's fix it and move on!
P.S. FWIW, I agree that it should be moved to the -o (ROT13) category.
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