You're talking to someone who stopped saying the
pledge of allegiance during homeroom, refused to be confirmed in
the church that she had been brought up in, and
became a vegetarian in a meat-eating family
all when she was still in middle school.
It wasn't fun.
Arguments that have the flavor of
"Everybody else is doing it, therefore it is OK,
desirable, possibly even obligatory, you will be
punished if you don't."
are just going to sound suspicious and wrong to me,
making it more and more clear to me that there really
is a problem.
I'm opting out of addressing each name on a case-by-case
basis, although I really doubt that they all fall into
the same category and were all chosen with an identical
purpose. It would be a waste of time at this point,
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel(a)gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of RPM packaging standards and practices for Fedora"
> Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:40:51 PM
> Subject: [Fedora-packaging] Re: Does FPC have any policy about packaging when the
upstream have chosen a deliberately
> offensive name for their application/library?
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs(a)math.uh.edu>
> > wrote:
> >>>>>>> "AM" == Anne Mulhern
> >> AM> The question assumes that the upstream had deliberately chosen the
> >> AM> name for this meaning, that it wasn't an accidental match, as in
> >> AM> debugger or manuscript.
> >> If you have an upstream which does such a thing, what are the chances
> >> that the software they're producing is actually useful? If it's
> >> it should stand on its merits and not the name. And if it's just crap,
> >> then there probably isn't much point in adding it to the distribution.
> >> I would assume that any such software would tend towards the 'crap'
> >> of the spectrum, but it's an infinite universe....
> > The word "git" actually has a pretty rude standard meaning.
> And my wife just pointed out "gimp".
> Long ago, there was a network monitoring tool called "satan" that was
> pretty good, and came with a configuration flag that changed the URL's
> and webpage images to "santa". Satan gave birth to Netsaint, which
> gave birth to Nagios, which will probably give birth to Throg, who
> will accompany the nine startup devs on their quest for the Golden
> Venture Capitalist.
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