On 09/25/2012 09:30 AM, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:42:23PM +0530, Shakthi Kannan wrote:
> --- On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Truong Anh. Tuan
> <tuanta(a)iwayvietnam.com> wrote:
> | Please read Naming Guidelines  carefully.
> | As you see, "star" (*) character is not allowed in Fedora package name.
> I had referred to:
Ah... so you're actually refering to the obscenity in the package name?
That's a good question. We generally want to keep things "family
but in this case both the program and the programming language it implements
have that name. I'd lean towards allowing it but you might want to open
a ticket here and the full FPC can consider it:
So do I. It's how its parents have named their child. We may like it or
not, nevertheless, Fedora should react as grown-ups and respect their
choice, unless the name would be illegal in juristictions applicable to
That said, I can only guess on the reasons for their choice, probably
they haven't quite quit puberty and "find it cool" or they mean their
choice as some sort of provocation/attention-teaser.
The later would mean, if Fedora is taking special means, Fedora went
into the trap they set up. - IMO, they should be treated with the amount
of attention they deserve: An arbitrary package amongst 1000s of others ;)