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Re: Proposed change of offensive packages to -offensive




On 21 November 2017 at 14:01, Ian Jackson
<ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We have an (AFAICT informal) convention that packages with offensive
> content, or content in questionable taste, should have names ending in
> -off.  This abbreviation is unnecessary, and increases the chances
> that someone will install such a thing by mistake.
>
> (If cowsay-off had been called cowsay-offensive, #882085 would
> probably have been discovered rather sooner and in a rather better
> way.)
>
> I would like to suggest that we rename all such packages to
> "foo-offensive" for buster.  (Also, the highest dependency on such a
> package from a non-"-offensive" package should be Suggests.)
>
> AFAICT 3 packages are affected: fortunes (and its translations),
> cowsay, and purity.
>

I agree.

Not involved in any of the packages, but I guess that whatever
agreement we make it is worth documenting elsewhere apart of the
mailing list archive.
Wiki? policy?