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Re: Who do I send to get a package removed because of bad language.

2009/10/17 Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com>
On Sat, 2009-10-17 at 01:09 +0200, Guido Grazioli wrote:
> Is GPL really a way to freely censor a developer work, as in this
> case?
> If it were closed source, you wouldn't had the right to do that.
> That string is more stupid than offensive; and the escalation found

There are people who find profanity genuinely offensive. Dealing with it
is a matter of balance; it's obviously intolerable to try and ban it
entirely, but I think it's an equally bad idea to try and argue that,
because _you_ find the concept of bad language being offensive absurd,
it's completely okay to use it entirely gratuitously when you have a
reasonable chance of offending people who disagree.

In other words, as others have said, since this use of profanity is
entirely gratuitous - it's not necessary or valuable in any way
whatsoever - it's a perfectly reasonable choice to patch it out.

I didnt say i find profanity not offensive; also, i strongly agree with your
point (*when* wouldnt profanity be considered gratuitous?).

My question was, would you call that patch a "bugfix", or  "enhancement"?
Or it is just like the beep over a bad word on tv, and by all means you can
do that thanks to gpl?

Adam Williamson
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