I get nothing for
dnf search retard faggot beaner nigger cunt
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
something), and "fuck it" means
"just forget about it, ignore it". They are all fairly denatured, and
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
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
to it being packaged at all, or to the package name itself being libeaner, or anything
like that? (Wikipedia tells me that Beaner/Beano is an offensive name for an Hispanic
person.) The question assumes that the upstream had deliberately chosen the name
for this meaning, that it wasn't an accidental match, as in debugger or manuscript.
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason L Tibbitts III" <tibbs(a)math.uh.edu>
> To: "Anne Mulhern" <amulhern(a)redhat.com>
> Cc: packaging(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
> Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:11:53 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?
> The complete naming policy is viewable at
> There's nothing there about offensive package names.
> And feel free to type 'dnf search fuck' to see existing examples of what
> overly sensitive people might see as offensive package names. We even
> have a "Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License" (WTFPL) though for
> some reason https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main
> word "Fuck".
> - J<
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