On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:15 AM, DJ Delorie <dj(a)redhat.com> wrote:
[100% personal opinion here...]
Most packages in Fedora could be used to do something that someone in
any culture could find offensive. There are sub-cultures in the USA
that consider porn offensive, yet this is where we push "freedom" the
most. Emacs can be used to write anti-pick-a-religion propoganda.
OOcalc can be used to design terrorist bombs. Where do we draw the
line? Answer: we don't. We let the users draw the line for
Object oriented programming and the use of "maven" instead of "make"
often offend me. And the use of SSH and GPG offends national security
agencies that monitor civilian communications. Spammers don't like the
spam filtering software, and I still rememeber when the old "Satan"
service monitoring software had a setting that renamed it "Santa". And
numerous violent games are included in the "Everything" Fedora
repository, so yes, there is material already there that may be
considered "offensive" or inappropriate for an enterprise environment.
However, this package is being published in Fedora EPEL, which is
aimed at Red Hat Enterprise Linux users. So some thought is a good
idea. By itself, it does *not* contain porn, although the names of
some of its modules are rather rude.
"That way, anyone can use any of our work for their own
Further, the bug report mentions "an enterprise class operating
system" but Fedora is definitely not targetting that role, so that
assumption is simply invalid.
That caught my eye, too, but itls in Fedora EPEL.
The obviously naughty bits can be RPM bundled as "youtubd-dl-adult",