who wrote this

John J Fitzgerald jjfitzgerald at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 10:51:15 PST 2007

Can people stop responding to this thread, especially the personal OT back
and forth exchanges? I'm on the freebsd-questions list and it's clogging up
my inbox and has nothing to do with the FreeBSD operating system. I think
most agree the website should be change to exclude the specific reference to
Hitler and I'm going to email the freebsd-www list to see if I can get this
change made, unless someone has a better suggestion on how to get it
changed. Everything else is very OT. Here's one man's plea to stop this
thread now.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Marian Hettwer
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 12:28 PM
To: Dominic Fandrey
Cc: artur at eboundhost.com; Frank Shute; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org;
FreeBSD chat
Subject: Re: who wrote this

On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 17:51:13 +0100, Dominic Fandrey <LoN_Kamikaze at gmx.de>
> eBoundHost: Artur wrote:
>> 2) That's the thing, banning hitlers name is not at all what i'm trying
>> to do.  I think we should keep his quotes in the database of quotes, if
>> that's what the community thinks is appropriate.  What I'm suggesting is
>> that we remove his name from the website:
>> (http://www.freebsd.org/internal/fortunes.html) because it seems to
>> innapropriately focus the attention away from the program (Fortune) and
>> unecessarily makes the FreeBSD community seem like a bunch of
>> insensitive jerks because we seemingly condone hitlers sayings.
>> ...
> Quote from the linked website:
>> If an entry offends more than a couple of FreeBSD committers and does
> not
>> contain any objective poignant historical reference, the entry should be
> in
>> the offensive file.
> I'm not a freebsd committer, but I do feel offended by Hitler quotes
> (being
> German that is understandable, I think). And it's unthinkable for me to
> put
> anything he said anywhere else but into offensive.
> Just by being his words a quote is put into an offensive (and not amusing)
> context.

I do agree with this statement above!
Besides I wouldn't like to see the name Hitler on freebsd's website. It just
doesn't belong there. Especially when the website is saying, that the quotes
are not offensive.
Please remove that entry, at least.


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