"Professionalism" syntax

Kyrre Ness Sjobak kyrre at solution-forge.net
Fri Nov 12 18:27:45 UTC 2004

fre, 12.11.2004 kl. 16.45 skrev seth vidal:
> > I understand your point (and i have no problems with it *myself*), but
> > if my manager came to me complaining about "hey! That new Linux-thingy,
> > you installed, it popped up "penis" on my projector, while i was
> > presenting our might-be new customers a new product!" and i never even
> > had thought of the posibility - i would have been bloody damn embarassed
> > and angry.
> > 
> So you're kowtowing to a purely hypothetical, corporate, prurient
> interest?

No, i am not. On my *personal* desktop i would not have any problem with
porn pictures being the default screensaver (unless my mother saw it...)
- as i know how to find the screensaver control dialog. I would just
find it stupid, childish, and generally looking like something two
teenage boys had programmed at night.

We don't want Linux/RH/Fedora/etc to look like something programmed by
two High School students, we want it to look like the rock solid,
professional piece of software it *IS*. Something that just does what it
should do, and nothing else. Something you can thrust.

> I don't want a distribution I work on censored b/c someone is afraid
> their screensaver might offend a customer.
> If people are concerned about 'decency' in certain packages then let
> them add a distribution-nanny package that cleans these things up. 
> yum install frightened_of_naughty_words.noarch

or "yum install naugty_words"


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