Updated fortune-mod package

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Sun Mar 13 22:59:19 UTC 2005

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 12:00:02 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:

> http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/12/27/1535248&tid=150
> Free software!  Open Source!  No patent encumberance!  No problem?  Do 
> we also want to waste time discussing if we want to allow GPL 
> pornographic software in Fedora?

Just for the record, the infamous "Hot Babe" applet is not pornographic.
( https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=2381 )

But the "web collage" screensaver (a not so old thread on another fedora*
list) is able to fetch pornographic images from the web. A major

> I suppose we need written policies about (possibly) offensive content so 
> we don't repeatedly waste time arguing about this.

The interesting background is that the second patch disables the -o option
for explicitly offensive fortunes. So, some thought has been put into this

If we just kept the other trivial patch and respected previous decisions,
no time would be wasted at all on discussing why a patch was deleted. I
would prefer the conservative approach and keep the patches and not argue
whether any other fortunes might be [more] offensive until some users

Btw, I don't get the "joke" which was patched out from the "riddles"
fortunes. Is just bad taste of humour or plain dumb?

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