Just an FYI concerning the beta artwork
krzzzt at web.de
Sun Mar 15 10:40:02 UTC 2009
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 05:52:58PM -0700, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > > From: Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at gmail.com>
> > >
> > > I hadn't seen anyone else bring this perspective up concerning the
> > > wallpaper in the beta and I thought it deserved attention for your
> > > consideration as a group.
> > >
> > > https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-olpc-list/2009-March/msg00147.html
> > >
> > > "Seems to me whoever chose the background that was introduced last
> > > week did not consider that items with overtones of dissentious
> > > subjects such as politics or religion might elicit emotional
> > > reactions. I'm concerned that when my system prominently shows a
> > > picture with a temple, that might be interpreted as "Mikus
> > > worships paganism"
> > >
> > >
> > > To my reckoning this is the first Fedora artwork that has had
> > > culture specific elements in it, so this sort of issue might
> > > never have been raised in prior discussions. I don't know, I
> > > mostly lurk. But I'm bringing it to your attention to make sure
> > > you see that reaction.
> > I totally agree. I can't believe I didn't even think about this. We
> > need to stop the presses, immediately. Shut down all Fedora yum
> > repo mirrors, we must stop distributing this artwork immediately. I
> > cannot believe we let something like this out, something so
> > divisive and controversial. I assure you it won't happen again. You
> > see, Fedora really has a big problem on its hands here, and I will
> > personally make it my responsibility to rectify the situation:
> > First up - this Paul Frields guy - who puts a guy named "Paul" in
> > charge of something? "Paul" is one of the apostles of that Jesus
> > guy, right? A saint at least. We can't have that. No siree. We
> > cannot have any possible reference to any organized religion in our
> > utopian operating system's leadership. We need someone like me in
> > charge of Fedora. Máirín - sure it's the Gaelic diminutive of Mary,
> > who was the mother of Jesus, but it's got ACCENT MARKS. That
> > totally makes it okay. Effective immediately, we have to revoke
> > Fedora version control access to anyone with a name that has
> > religious roots. We've got to nip this in the bud.
> > Stay safe!
> I would like to take this moment to ask everyone to stop this thread
> right here before it goes any more crazy/sarcastic/ballistic. Thanks!
Seems to be a bit too exaggerated...
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