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Jane Lee wrote:
> On Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 03:13PM, Lina Pezzella <email@example.com> wrote:
>>This thread brings up a very good point. There are little children
>>using our distribution, and they should not be exposed to dirty words
>>such as the one being disputed in this thread. There are other packages
>>that are also questionable too. "BitchX" comes to mind, and "Evolution"
>>is on the top of my die-package-die list. We certainly wouldn't want
>>little children asking about that, now would we?
>>In light of the above, I suggest that in the interest of being sure not
>>to offend anyone, we remove the three aforementioned packages and any
>>others that might be offensive. It's not censorship, it's decency.
> I'm sorry. I'm sure I'd be on the younger side of all the people actually reading all the stuff that goes on in this mailing list, being fifteen, but that someone would censor a package name because of a language that happens to have a vulgar (to some) name is unbelievable to me. Come on. I would think I get more exposure to offensive language from parents, friends, school and TV/movies, and seeing as how I've tried writing a few programs in brainfuck and I have used BitchX...I liberally sprinkle what I say with bad language when I see that there's a right occasion to do so. I'm sure I've said fuck more times in a day than there has been in this thread about one guy who just wants to use "brainfuck" in a package name instead of the censored version.
> I think that younger people who have enough reading skills and technical ability to install Gentoo or sign up for a mailing list would be mentally capable of understanding that the use of language like that isn't necessarily meant to offend someone, but that it's just someone's creative spin on a name.
> Sheltering "little children" from what is closer to being just another name more than offensive language is utterly pointless.
> Feel free to disagree.
It would appear you missed the sarcasm in Lina's contribution to this
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