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Bug#882445: Proposed change of offensive packages to -offensive

Package: debian-policy
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
User: debian-policy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Usertags: normative

Hello Ian, Iain, Gunnar, Steve,

On Wed, Nov 22 2017, Ian Jackson wrote:

> So to be concrete, how about this:
>   N. Packages with potentially offensive content
>   As a maintainer you should make a judgement about whether the
>   contents of a package is appropriate to include, whether it needs
>   any kind of content warning, and whether some parts should be split
>   out into a separate package (so that users who want to avoid certain
>   parts can do so).  In making these decisions you should take into
>   account the project's views as expressed in our Diversity Statement.
>   If you split out (potentially) offensive or disturbing material into
>   a separate package, you should usually mark this in the package name
>   by adding "-offensive".  For example, "cowsay" vs
>   "cowsay-offensive".  In this situation the "-offensive" package can
>   be Suggested by the core package(s), but should not be Recommended
>   or Depended on, so that it is not installed by default.

I second this patch.  I suggest we add it as section 3.1.1, i.e., as a
subsection to 3.1 "The package name".

Iain, Gunnar and Steve: could you repeat your seconding of this patch to
this debian-policy bug, please?  Kindly quote the above text that you
are seconding.

For posterity, the rest of the discussion outside of this bug may be
found here: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/11/msg00209.html

Sean Whitton

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