My question post-supposes that they had indicated
that the racist meaning was certainly intended
by them/why they chose the name.
I'm greatly in favor of giving people the benefit
of the doubt...but not when there isn't any.
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Gallagher" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:08:49 AM
> 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 06/09/2016 04:34 PM, Anne Mulhern wrote:
> > I get nothing for
> >> dnf search retard faggot beaner nigger cunt
> > though.
> > I get plenty for
> >> dnf search anus bugger
> > but those all look quite accidental.
> > Notice that all instances of fuck that show up are at least somewhat
> > appropriate to the
> > app or library, and have little to do with the core obscene meaning of the
> > word.
> > "fuck" in "brainfuck", means "to mess with", "thefuck" is probably short
> > for
> > "what the fuck" (a pretty random exclamation that one might make after
> > mistyping
> > something), and "fuck it" means
> > "just forget about it, ignore it". They are all fairly denatured, and
> > descriptive
> > of the purpose of the library.
> > "Sexy" is even more denatured than these uses of "fuck". Someone recently
> > told me
> > that a clothes washer was probably the least sexy household appliance I'ld
> > ever buy, and I'm pretty sure they just meant "appealing" or "exciting" or
> > something like that, i.e., they did _not_ really mean "sexually attractive"
> > or anything else to do with sex. It's a pretty common usage, these days.
> > So, just to make certain, the fact that a library was called, e.g.,
> > libeaner, would not be an objection
> If I were to see a package called libeaner, my assumption as a C coder would
> to assume that it was like libiberty: named that way because when passed to
> it would become "-leaner" (like libiberty becomes "-liberty"). If it carried
> racial connotation, I'd probably give them the benefit of the doubt that it
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