Inconsistency? (was Re: misc/jive deleted)

Dave Horsfall dave at
Tue Oct 25 20:58:09 UTC 2016

On Tue, 25 Oct 2016, David Demelier wrote:

> I'm a bit surprised to see so much traffic about the jive removal.

I'm not :-)

> I personally don't care about offensive software, users are free to not 
> use it (sudo may have funny insults, disabled by default though). 
> Perhaps marking it broken because it's offensive was inappropriate.

Which was the whole point of the argument.

> However bapt pointed out some valuable reasons, the software is not 
> maintained and has no more distfiles available and this was a good 
> reason for being removed.

So once the *technical* requirements have been met (as opposed to 
someone's delicate sensibilities being offended), it's OK to bring it 

Could be tricky, though, as the sources were posted to USENET some time in 
the 80s...

> And the daemon logo is a ball for several years now, not really a daemon 
> anymore. :)

Have you seen the FreeBSD home page?

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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