"Professionalism" syntax

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Fri Nov 12 15:02:56 UTC 2004

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, seth vidal wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 09:30 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 06:12:45AM -0800, Wally Wilson wrote:
> > > The best idea so far, is to divide the screensavers into three packages.
> > 
> > Honestly, I don't see any point in the "third" package. The FC3 "sanitize"
> > really ought to be plenty. And I see no compelling reason to put those
> > things _back_ -- if you really need screensavers that sometimes say "penis"
> > or "boobies", rebuild the package.
> > 
> What about when the crazies continue to take their toll?
> Should the word 'breast' be removed? How about 'atheist'? Is 'liberal' a
> dirty word, too?
> No. Don't censor yourself b/c some people are too afraid to deal with a
> little discomfort. Let them rebuild the package if they want to remove
> something _they_ think is offensive.
> this is ridiculous.


Maybe we should just remove all of the words from everywhere so we can be sure
never to offend anyone. :-) FWIW, I seem to remember a thread, where in some
non-english speaking country the word Fedora was offensive. Where does this
kind of stuff stop?

OTOH, I suppose worthless threads like these are a good sign things are working
pretty much as expected, otherwise there would not be time to debate this kind
of stuff. :-)



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