Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72197
RFE: Include "obscene" fortunes
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
'fortune' has no obscene fortunes
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ /usr/games/fortune -o
/usr/share/games/fortune/off: No such file or directory
C'mon, can't we be professional AND have a sense of humor?
Absolutely. Every day I am professional and also have a sense of humor.
Having some corporate customer log into their machine and be greeted
by some offcolor joke, or racist comment however is a very good way
to lose a customer.
Offensive fortunes have their place. I install them on my own machines
as I'm not easily offended. However we're trying to produce a
professional operating system which is used by corporate America,
and not just people who can take offensive jokes/comments with a
grain of salt.
It is easy enough to modify the fortune-mod package to enable offensive
fortunes if you wish to have them. It is not something that belongs
in Red Hat Linux by default however. The number of people whom
miss offensive fortunes, or whom would stop using Red Hat Linux over
offensive fortunes not being present, are far smaller than the
number of people whom could potentially stop using Red Hat Linux
by being offended.
Offensive fortunes will not be re-enabled.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5514 ***