misc/jive deleted

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Sun Oct 23 23:06:20 UTC 2016

Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 01:31:04PM +0200, Alphons van Werven wrote:
> > I'm still half waiting for someone with misguided delusions of moral
> > superiority to delete that port, thinking it's their decision to make
> > that FreeBSD must not enable people to display their system load as a
> > cartoon woman in various stages of undress.
> It's not delusions of moral superiority.  It's common decency.

"Common decency" is disputable even in within USA; Europe is less
infested with USA style prissy "political correctness", & other
places less than Europe.  Censorship of Global FreeBSD to USA norms
is Offensive.

> There's no "censorship" if the FreeBSD developers make a collective
> decision that they don't want to be associated with juvenile junk

Some will consider games/* & misc/jive etc juvenile,  & other ports offensive
for licence or many other reasons.  Tolerate them all, Live & let live.

The vast majority of commiters are innocent.  Just a few ports butchers
have degraded FreeBSD, removing working ports in last few years.

Rather than delete or move sensitive ports to a new SUBDIR, causing
disruption, & SVN work, Add a flag to bsd.port.mk
like NO_CDROM eg SENSITIVE= (like a TV / Cinema adults only flag).

> that makes them look like a bunch of out-of-touch clueless old white
> guys;

Inflamatory language degrades,  Mature language builds.

Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix Sys Eng Consultant Munich
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