Bug 129335 - glsnake module contains a penis
glsnake module contains a penis
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-08-06 12:09 EDT by joel jaeggli
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-06 16:25:03 EDT
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Description joel jaeggli 2004-08-06 12:09:04 EDT
Description of problem:

Rubicks snake with caption penis occures at random in glsnake.

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How reproducible:

run glsnake

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possible solutions, 

changing name of particular model to something other than penis... 

turning captions off by default on glsnake modules.

removing penis model.

removing glsnake module.

ignoring bug.

Possibly assuming the captions stay, grooming the remaining list of
models for possibly offensive titles might be a good idea.
Comment 1 Erik Parker 2004-08-06 12:14:31 EDT

Here is the thread from the fedora-list, if you'd like to see the
communities thoughts.
Comment 2 Aaron Gaudio 2004-08-06 12:44:43 EDT
I'd like to point out here that there are 4 models of questionable

"erect penis"
"flaccid penis"

There is another model named "k's turd"; make of that what you will.

The shapes themselves seem to rarely represent the description
attributed to them, so the best solution is probably just to change
these descriptions (or turn them off altogether).
Comment 3 Jim Cornette 2004-08-06 16:16:59 EDT
I really don't see any need for censorship. I do however dislike
having sexually based stuff appearing on the screen unsolicited.

I think that removing glsnake from the xscreensavers package would not
really be missed by the majority users.

Now, for screensavers that crash X. I think that they should be
considered to be removed or disabled by default.

Overall, I think that the screensaver should be included, but
unchecked to prevent surprises. A warning that a penis, vagina or turd
could be displayed on your screen might be good to add to the
screensaver description.
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-08-06 16:25:03 EDT
This should be fixed in rawhide soon.  They have been given the names
"shuffle board", "anchor", "shuttle", "engagement ring", and

Comment 5 Kenneth Porter 2004-08-06 16:28:28 EDT
(Sorry, other comments jumped in ahead of mine)

If this is a US employment law issue, just pull all the screensavers
and other imagery from the distro except something that blanks the
screen. Let end users go get the racy stuff (like pictures of naked
ankles and unveiled women's faces, oh my!) on their own. Any content
has the potential to offend someone, so if you remove any of it, take
it all out, and put the editorial process in the hands of the end users.

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