hitler quotes removed from freebsd fortune

1 Name: Anonymous 2017-11-21 21:14

Recently, the FreeBSD folks have removed Fortune with a fairly predictable far right 4chan condemnation. Then last weekend saw a lively debate on NetBSD's current-users mailing list about the inclusion of Hitler quotes in the Fortune database with dozens of posts falling on the left and right. The quotes themselves are fairly tame material probably intended as cautionary. However, the controversy and the reaction of BSD users has been real and very diverse. So far, the result has been to pull Fortune out of FreeBSD and to relocate the quotes into the "offensive" database in NetBSD's case.
2 Name: Anonymous 2017-11-22 04:16
Some people enjoy getting trolled, but I refuse to care about something so nonsensical as fortune. Is it stable? Can it be used to run exploits or escalate privileges? If not, then I don't care. For people who care, fork it or overload with -nohitler parameter.
3 Name: Anonymous 2017-11-22 22:32
I enjoy getting trolled, in fact, that's why I'm here!
4 Name: Anonymous 2017-11-23 16:53
This thread has been locked because trolls. Okay, we have removed a bunch of users for being idiots.

The thread is open again, please be nice to each other. It is just food and no one forces you to like it or even look at it. We will monitor the thread for trolling, so please report any unsavory elements. Thanks
5 Name: Anonymous 2017-11-28 04:44
One day no one will spare the time or effort to troll us and we'll have to pay for it or go unstimulated.
6 Name: Anonymous 2017-11-30 15:28
This is ridiculous. I hope this is not the start of worse things to come, but knowing how these things start, I don't hold out much hope.

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